Back in 2015, against better judgement I used my then fiancées bank account to help a friend in need, fiancée found out closed accounts, I help friend pay the PayPal amount back after it went negative, now she's threatening to go to police saying I messed with her emotionally because I can't help pay her car, she lives in Iowa and I'm in california
You "need legal representation" if you are sued, OR If you have been charged with a crime, OR if you think that you are being investigated for a criminal act. Did you commit a crime when you "used" your ex's bank account? Are you being investigated for such criminal act? If so, consult a criminal defense attorney.
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If there is an investigation you need an attorney. If you used the account without permission then it could be a crime. If you paid it back it is unlikely anyone would file charges unless it is a substantial amount. If you are contacted by any law enforcement do not make a statement without an attorney. Dont post admissions on a public forum or in person. If you are worried then hire an attorney or at least sit down with one in your area and explain the situation and get advice.
The comments given here are not legal advice and do not give rise to an attorney client relationship. You should hire an attorney that can review your case and give you an accurate answer to your questions. It is impossible to give accurate advice without knowledge of all facts.
Talk is cheap. Ignore her threats. I doubt the police would even care unless it's a large amount of money.
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If she was living in South San Francisco and she reports it to them, an investigation will occur. They have a detective there who specializes in financial and on line criminal acts. Contact an attorney to see what your criminal and civil liability may be. Since she is out of state, I would be more worried about criminal issues than civil issues.
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