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My daughter got herself into a mess over the past weekend. She has been involved in a relationship where she is abused, manipulated and controlled. She has been spending her entire paychecks to keep this individual happy. But she can't possibly keep up. In an effort to get away she moved to another town and has a new job lined up but has not yet been paid. She has been drinking excessively and in a drunken moment, took a friend's credit card and bought her boyfriend a pair of shoes he was requesting. Her friend confronted her the very next morning and she admitted what she had done. Initially the girl said she just wanted paid back and she would not file charges. She then joined forces with her parents who convinced her that everything she had done for my daughter in the past should now be billed to my daughter. She charged $150 on her friends card but they stated demanding she pay $650. They all claimed as soon as she paid the money this would all go away. Her father's exact words to me. This is all in text messages sent to my daughter from the girl as well. So due to the fear of having charges pressed against my daughter we gave into there demands and borrowed the money, all of it, not just the amount my daughter charged, to keep the girl from pressing charges. The money was given to the girl and she again stated this was the end of it she would not be pressing charges. Well, the very next day she started making additinal demands of my daughter, stating she needed to move, get into rehab, among other things, and is once again threatening to press charges. Can she do this? How long can she hold this over my daughter's head after she agreed it was done and all that money was paid to her. To me the entire situation felt like extortion but we wanted to protect our daughter and gave into their outrageous demands and now this. But it doesn't end there. The girl then proceeded to go to my daughter's new employer, gave them her name and phone number, told them what my daughter had done and then made up lies about my daughter being fired from previous jobs for stealing, 100% untrue. Her recent behavior is totally out of character for her and is a result of her sick relationship with the boyfriend. I'm not condoning what she did, it was criminal and she needs help. But the girl gave her word and is now once again making threats and making up lies to my daughter's new employer...Can she still press charges? What recourse can we take and is this girl not breaking the law at this point? Please help!!