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Woman Steals Money from Daughter for 5 Years – The Girl Records Every Cent and Goes to Her Mom

Salwa Nadeem
Feb 22, 2022
01:40 A.M.
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An 18-year-old girl believed her mother owed her thousands of dollars. When she asked her mother to return the money, she refused. 

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The girl had inherited $125,000 from her grandfather and later realized that her mother owed her almost the same amount. She needed the money to attend her dream school.

However, things took a different turn when she talked to her mother about the money. It seemed like she had to take the legal route and file a case against her.

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The girl shared that she had a complicated relationship with her parents, which had worsened as she grew up. Inheriting money from her grandfather further exacerbated her relationship with her mother. She explained:

"When I tried to get the money transferred to my college savings, I encountered a problem. My mother."

She wanted the money to study in her dream college, but her mother had other things in mind. She expected OP (Original Poster) to pay back whatever money she had spent on her through the years. 

OP's mother expected her to pay her back for everything she had done for her | Source: Unsplash

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Thus, when OP asked her mother to transfer the inheritance money to her account, she refused. She said that the money belonged to her because of all she had done for her in the past. 

At first, her mother was confused, but she started yelling when OP revealed the total.

OP confessed that her mother had always stolen money from her room. She had broken her safe and would cash in the money OP would win by participating in different sports competitions. 

OP's mother broke the safe and stole her money | Source: Unsplash

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Feeling helpless, OP waited for a few days before talking to her mother again. Meanwhile, she calculated how much money her mother owed her. As to how she did this, she revealed:

"When I was 13 I had decided to start keeping a notebook of all of the money I had earned."

After adding all the money, OP realized her mother had stolen almost $125,000 from her in the past. And in total, she owed OP $250,000, including the money OP inherited from her grandfather.

OP calculated how much money her mother owed her | Source: Pexels

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Armed with her evidence, OP marched into her mother's room to tell her about the money she owed. At first, her mother was confused, but she started yelling when OP revealed the total. She explained:

"She started yelling that all of that was hers, since she had spent more than that on my medical bills."

The girl remained patient and asked her mother why she wasn't doing this with her siblings. Her mother replied that OP bore the responsibility of paying her back because she was the eldest child. 

OP's mother refused to give her the money | Source: Unsplash

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Before talking to her mother, OP had copied everything into a file on her computer because she knew how her mother would react. She recalled:

"When she took my notebook and papers to destroy, I just added on what the notebook, folder, and papers had cost to the total."

The following day, OP sent an email to her mother, asking her to pay or she would take the legal route. She threatened to sue her for the money she had stolen from her. 

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However, after thinking about her email again, she felt she had gone overboard. She wrote a Reddit post, asking other Reddit users if she had done the right thing. 

Kris82868 assured OP she was not at fault. "Paying for the medical needs of a 4 year old kid is what a parent is supposed to do and a duty," she explained:

OP confessed that she was raised to believe that children had to pay back their parents once they become adults. She felt she couldn't pay them back later on in life because of the ongoing issues. 

OP believed children had to pay back to their parents once they become adults | Source: Unsplash

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Meanwhile, another Redditor confessed that she would open another account in her name to separate her money from her mother if she was in OP's place. SunnyBunnyHopHop also suggested:

"You need to have an attorney review all the information & discuss your available options."

In OP's updated post, she revealed her father was helping her get the money back. She had opened a separate bank account and got rid of those with her mother's name. 

OP had opened a separate bank account for herself | Source: Unsplash

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She also shared that her mother confessed her other siblings did not belong to her father. Her mother had cheated on her husband and had five children out of her affair. "So now, she is dealing with a law suit, potential criminal charges, and a divorce," she revealed.

OP thanked everyone for their suggestions and hoped that her father would get full custody of his children. She admitted that discussing her problem with other Redditors was very helpful. 

OP thanked other Redditors for helping her | Source: Unsplash

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Questions to Ponder:

If you were OP, what would you have done in the situation?

Desperate to claim what's hers, OP decided to take legal action against her mother and enlisted the help of her father. If you were OP, what steps would you take? Would you let the debt go, try to get on your mother's good side, or take her to court? 

Do you think parents should expect their children to pay them back for whatever they spent on them?

OP's mother expected to be repaid for the medical bills she spent on her growing up. Many Redditors believed OP had no obligation to do so because parents should take care of their children without expecting anything in return. Meanwhile, OP grew up thinking this was the norm, especially since she was the eldest child.  What are your thoughts on this?

If you enjoyed reading this story, you might like this one about an old widower who left his $5.4 million inheritance to a lady who wasn't one of his six children.

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