This is the hardest post I have ever written and I wasn't sure if I should share it, but it has been eating me up for months and I am in such extreme turmoil.
What do you do when someone you thought was a friend betrays you?
Let me start from the beginning. Three years ago I left North Carolina to move back to Kentucky and help my mother. I also needed help because I had lost my job and was unable to find another, so it was a good situation for both of us. When I left, I planned to put all of my things into storage, but a friend asked me to leave them in a room in her house and pay her. She was also having financial difficulties and needed the extra money. I agreed and also added her onto my phone bill as part of the deal so that she wouldn't have that expense.
A couple of months ago I tried to contact her to let her know I needed to come to North Carolina and pick up my things. I have tried several times through the phone and emails with no response. She continued to cash the checks I sent her.
I then googled her and found that her daughter and her family are now living in the house. So I sent her a certified letter, which she has not picked up.
I think she has sold my property. We are talking about everything I own, including my family's heirlooms and my daughters' baby pictures. I am devastated. I know these are hard times, but I would never do this to someone.
Today, I am having her phone cut off and then I have to decide if I should press charges against her. I have receipts for all of the payments I have made to her. This is not something I want to do.
What would you do?