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Babydontcry Mon 26-Sep-16 22:23:35

Got a call last night from close friend asking for my mums phone number as she had bumped into her and my stepdad in the pub and my mum had left her purse. So far sounds like they had a merry night and my mum was lucky after getting forgetful.

Fast forward this morning my friend text saying she'd borrowed some money off my mum but said it was complicated and wanted to talk on the phone. Apparently her relative went into my mums not her purse to buy a round of drinks! Is this theft? It wasn't agreed and if it was accidental as she said she would take the money from her purse and put it in my mums.

Babydontcry Mon 26-Sep-16 22:24:39

Why owe my mum money?

Mozfan1 Mon 26-Sep-16 22:26:51

That's wierd- why didn't your friends auntie just replace the money straight away? Odd. She should just give the money back to your mum. Get that purse back ASAP before anymore goes missing!!

Mozfan1 Mon 26-Sep-16 22:27:45

Sorry don't know where I got auntie from!!! (Lack of sleep me thinks) I meant the relative blush

Babydontcry Mon 26-Sep-16 22:34:08

She has given my mum the purse back saying she owes her the money. I agree if it was simple just replace the money! I want to pay my mum back but limited finances as not all of my maternity pay has kicked in x

SquawkFish Mon 26-Sep-16 22:34:26

Easily done.

Your mum leaves her purse on the table.

Friend tells relative "take the money from my purse that's on the table to buy a round". Relative takes money from your mum's purse without realising it is not your friends.

Mistake noticed today by friend and relative, probably when relative comments on friend's purse.

Your mum is lucky the purse is being returned... You can't accuse someone of theft on an item you left behind whilst "merry".

Babydontcry Mon 26-Sep-16 22:36:15

But sqwark she would have the money to put straight back in my mums purse?

SquawkFish Mon 26-Sep-16 22:44:52

You just said she'd given the purse back? Perhaps her and her relative have only just noticed.

Look, if your mum was merry she probably wouldn't notice the fact that the money for a small round of drinks had gone missing from her purse when it was returned to her today. Your friend has let you know it has - she's been honest and upfront about it.

Why would she do that if it was always her and her relative's intention to take money from your mum's purse?

Your mum has had her purse returned, and will shortly have the correct amount of money in it. She hasn't had to go through the pain of cancelling bank cards and sorting out new driving licences. I think your friend has done your mum a huge favour here.

AnythingMcAnythingface Mon 26-Sep-16 22:46:27

I agree. They were all a bit merry. Relative got the wrong purse. Maybe friend buys another round as there's still cash in her purse. Money runs out.

Nothing shady here - they admited everything, labelled it as a loan (weird situation for sure) and I assume will pay back?

LifeInJeneral Mon 26-Sep-16 22:49:08

I lost my purse last week and it had everything in it. I'm in the process of getting new cards etc but its a bloody nightmare. If someone had returned my purse I wouldn't have cared if they had taken my money I'd just be over the moon to get it back

Babydontcry Mon 26-Sep-16 22:49:51

Thanks ur both making me put things in perspective

Mozfan1 Mon 26-Sep-16 22:52:19

But how would they have known the relative took money out of the wrong purse if it's assumed the relative didn't know whose purse was who? And when it did come to light, why didn't they replace the money straight away without even mentioning it? I would be too embarrassed to give the purse back without the right money in!

Babydontcry Mon 26-Sep-16 22:55:40

So would I Moz which made me post this!

AnythingMcAnythingface Mon 26-Sep-16 22:56:49

Mozfan different people have different financial situations. Some people don't have very much space in their budget.

Mozfan1 Mon 26-Sep-16 22:57:31

It's odd ngl. I would think its cheeky at least. Quite invasive going into someone else's purse confused

Mozfan1 Mon 26-Sep-16 22:58:46

They shouldn't have spent money they couldn't pay back and that they took out of someone else's purse in that case then Anything.

SquawkFish Mon 26-Sep-16 23:01:50

Maybe they only realised it was the wrong purse that the money was taken after they had returned the purse.

Maybe the friend went to buy a takeaway and realised she had more money in her purse than she should have and asked relative "I asked you to get a round of drinks from my purse, did you? I seem to have too much money".

That kind of thing.

AnythingMcAnythingface Mon 26-Sep-16 23:02:09

I think what's happened is friend told relative to go in her (friends) purse as its her round.

Relative went in op Mum's purse thinking it was friends.

wineContinue to drink until resources dry

On leaving friend discovers op Mum's bag still there - "oh op mum left bag!"

Friend relative, "I thought that was YOUR bag! I took money for a round!"

Now they have mistakenly borrowed money with no way to pay it back immediately.

They own up to mistake.

Mozfan1 Mon 26-Sep-16 23:05:30

I would be pissed off tbh. And would expect the money back ASAP. It's not like they 'borrowed' it for something important. I guess you could argue the mum shouldn't leave her purse unattended, but if you can't trust you friends confused

DixieWishbone Mon 26-Sep-16 23:05:31

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Mozfan1 Mon 26-Sep-16 23:06:17

Dixie that sounds more like it. Maybe I'm cynical but I smell a rat.

Babydontcry Mon 26-Sep-16 23:06:29

She must of thought she had money for a round?

Babydontcry Mon 26-Sep-16 23:07:34

That's a thought Dixie

AnythingMcAnythingface Mon 26-Sep-16 23:07:53

I wouldn't behave that way, but I wouldn't be pissed off if it happened to me. These things happen when people have a drink. It's not the end of the world.

Moreisnnogedag Mon 26-Sep-16 23:07:54

Yeah I think it shows your friend in a good light actually. She could have kept stchum but has owned up to it. I think anythung has probably got the sequence of events right.

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