mardi 20 octobre 2009

Choose your friends wisely

He walked into the flat and we held each other.

Each told the other that he loved him.

That moment lasted forever. I never wanted to let him go and, by the way he was holding me, it was evident that the feeling was mutual.

I looked down at the big manila envelope in his hand.

"What's that?" I noticed that it was marked with the logo of Hopitaux de Paris.

"It's some x-rays that I had taken at the hospital" he said.

While 'in custody' he'd had some kind of panic/anxiety attack that, at the time, looked like a heart attack. The police had taken him to hospital where he'd been hooked up to monitors, poked, prodded and x-rayed.

All this was happening, yet whenever I called the commissariat they didn't say a word. I can't believe that they would send him to hospital, that he appears to be dying and that they would contact nobody to let them know. Well, I can believe it - it's the police.

Anyway, turns out all was ok, and it was an anxiety attack. Goodness knows the situation was stressful enough to enduce one.

Having finally let go of each other, we lie down on the bed and he tells me what has happened.

Two girls that he knows - good friends with whom we've spent many a great evening - have, it seems, been running a scam on their banks. They've been using each others credit cards overseas and then claiming the cards to be stolen.

It's a good scam - after all, if I'm using my debit card in Paris, how can I also be using my credit card in Montréal at the same time? That's the line they used with the banks.

Seems the banks are wise to this though, and refused to refund the purchases. Faced with a huge bill, the girls implicated the person who had been - innocently - on one of the shopping trips with them....my lovely FP. He'd paid for one of the girls to go to Montréal with him in the summer and this was how she was repaying him.

They told the police that he'd stolen their cards, that he'd been shopping with their credit and that he'd refused to repay them when they confronted him.

Luckily, much like the banks, the police aren't stupid. They see this kind of thing everyday.

As le FP was released, he'd seen the two girls being led into the commissariat. They've been charged and they're awaiting trial is all the police will tell us.

I hope that's the end of it for me and le FP. It certainly isn't the end for the two evil, nasty, hateful women behind the scam.

I look forward to hearing that they are behind bars, fined up to their eyeballs and left to live ruined lives with criminal records that haunt them forever. Really. I do.

Forgiveness isn't coming easy at the moment.

13 commentaires:

Brad a dit…

I remain convinced that the 'triple threat' finger snap was key to getting le FP back on the streets! Glad it all worked out (AND that we FINALLY got the last installment!). =)

The Pixy Princess a dit…

Quel horror! As for being forgiving, I'd be out petitioning for them to be drawn and quartered. You ARE showing restraint!

For both your sakes, I am glad the worst is behind you now. Enjoy the healing.

Rob Inukshuk a dit…

What awful individuals they are and I for one hope they get all that they deserve.

So glad it is over and you two can be with each other and move on.

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Brad, I think he threatend the police with the 'triple threat' or the 'full fashion (TM)' as it is officially known. They were so taken aback by the fabulousness that they released him. And thank god they did...

Pixy, we're having fun this week to make up for it...

Rob, we're moving on and moving up...;-)

Daryl a dit…

What clever nasty little bitches ... I hope on top of all you've hoped that they never get a line of credit again,I think that would hurt them more than fines or jail time.

Forgiveness doesnt come easily does it?

travelling, but not in love a dit…

D, it doesn't. Unfortunately. One day we'll laugh about all this. that's what I keep saying to myself, anyway...

A Lewis a dit…

I swear, just when you think you've got it all figured out.....

12ontheinside a dit…

Bloody hell!

What absolute pieces of work. Hope they get what's coming to them.

On the positive side - sometimes a traumatic event makes us realise just how important people are.

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Lewis, we kind of have...almost

12oti - it has brought us closer, that's for sure. But still, I could have done without it!

conortje a dit…

'He walked into the flat and we held each other. Each told the other that he loved him.That moment lasted forever. I never wanted to let him go and, by the way he was holding me, it was evident that the feeling was mutual.'

There's a career as a Mills and Boons writer in you for sure :-):-)

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Big C - I try not to think of you laughing at me when I write stufflike that....but hey, it was how the moment was and the world has a right to know.

I'm off to cringe now...

cb a dit…

(to be read a la Rachel Weiss in the Mummy) "Nasty people always get their comeuppance... Always."

tornwordo a dit…

Wow! Glad it had a happy ending for you and the FP.