Family Hopes to Track Down Thief Using Craigslist
By Rusty Surette, NEWS 9
OKLAHOMA CITY -- A Metro family is hoping the Web site Craigslist will help them track down a thief.
The popular Web site is where the thief is buying big items using Trina Davidson's checkbook.
Last week someone stole her checkbook and wrote a check worth $400. On the check's memo, it said "Craigslist items."
"I thought, 'how am I going to feed my kids?' I mean that was my initial reaction. 'How am I going to feed my kids' and 'why would someone do something like that?'" Davidson said.
Davidson and her husband Skip were already strapped for cash after recently adopting four kids from an abusive family. Dallas is one of their eight children. He's blind, autistic and has cerebral palsy.
"We live budget to budget, and it was going to be hard as it was," Davidson said.
After learning the thief used her checks to buy items on Craigslist, Davidson also got on the Web site and wrote a letter to those responsible.
"I wasn't angry because they took it from me. I was angry because they took it from my kids," Davidson said.
The family is now asking anyone who sells on Craigslist to double check the identity of the person they are selling to, especially if they're writing a check.
The family's bank is working to refund the stolen money, but it may take up to a month for that to happen. In the meantime, Davidson said they are depending on payday loans to make ends meet.