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- Aug 14, 2017
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- Dallas, Texas
I didn't look at it as theft, myself. I thought it was more along the lines of fraud. Also, I figured he'd be the one that would be the most screwed by it. Those things said, I was asking if we were too harsh because we wanted to change a mind versus telling him how stupid we thought he was for doing this.I have no patience for thieves. That is what he was gonna do. He asked for "approval" and tried to "justify" doing an illegal act. There are too many people out there, all over the USA, that get babied and think it is ok to break the law and steal and justify it for numerous reasons. I was waiting for him to say that he got ripped off somewhere in his past life and this is a form of reparations.
I guess the real question is whether we want to push people into the right decisions, or drive them away when they are suggesting hinky things. I agree with all the responses in this thread; but if we are going to push people away, may I suggest we warn the posters that illegal activity gets shut down quickly and harshly, so they might want to just delete their post?
This is one of, if not THE, nicest forum that I have had the blessing of being a part in my adult life. My preference is that even people with whom we disagree leave or stay with the same opinion.
In this specific case, it is obvious the OP needed the push to doing things right. It is also likely that wouldn't have happened with this transaction. But he wasn't negative like the guy that was seeking suspension advice. To me, that means the OP was open to other opinions, and might have come around over time.
Anyway, this is all my opinion, please don't read this as any kind of judgement -- several of you have far more life experience than me.