It's been fifteen days since we've asked for our money back via certified letter and our pockets are still bare. There was a brief moment of hopefulness about a week ago when CC's girlfriend called and said she had talked to CC and he wanted to come back and set things right. We strongly encouraged her to pass along the message that, if we got our money back, there would be no need to file criminal charges and we could all go on with our lives. I also took the opportunity to advise the girlfriend that she should be very careful and not let a con-artist like CC, who STOLE HER CAR convince her to aid him in anyway as she would be probably be charged with something as well. It's the meddling mother in me that couldn't hold back on the well-intentioned advice.
WELL, after speaking with the investigator today, it looks like she did not heed this advice. Mr. Investigator told us he's pretty sure CC is back in town and holing up with the girlfriend. UNBELIEVABLE! Also, very scary! This guy knows where we live, smokes crack, and probably won't be pleased that we're filing charges. Needless to say, my house is locked tight at all times and I'm walking around like John Belushi in Animal House right before the horse prank.