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  • hmm....my ex should be happy i'm far to lazy to ever do something like this....
  • That's pretty smart, shiatty to do, but smart.
  • In other news, Chicago doesn't go after you unless you owe 100k+
  • How do you register a car in someone else's name?? Did he forge her signature?

    /DNRTFA
  • DoBeDoBeDo: That's pretty smart, shiatty to do, but smart.


    ... pretty smart until you end up with a judgement against you for the full amount, plus criminal charges for fraud.
  • From TFA:

    Despite paying all the fees associated with owning a vehicle (registration, title and insurance) he put the vehicle's registration in Fitzgerald's name -- something the West Side Chicago resident claims was done without her knowledge.
    ...
    Appearing before an administrative law judge to defend herself and hopefully explain the confounding situation, Fitzgerald says she was advised by the judge to sign over title to the vehicle to Preveau in order to shift liability to him, which she promptly did and delivered it to her ex-boyfriend.


    WTH?? People can just assign ownership of autos willy-nilly?? And without the consent or even knowledge of the recipients??
  • That was a shiatty thing to do... unless she deserved it.
  • Damn dude, bitter much?
  • diaphoresis: That was a shiatty thing to do... unless she deserved it.


    She's a woman

    /of course she deserved it
  • the city expects full payment?? pfft. sell the car to a scrapyard and count yourself paid. vultures.
  • Englebert Slaptyback: From TFA:

    Despite paying all the fees associated with owning a vehicle (registration, title and insurance) he put the vehicle's registration in Fitzgerald's name -- something the West Side Chicago resident claims was done without her knowledge.
    ...
    Appearing before an administrative law judge to defend herself and hopefully explain the confounding situation, Fitzgerald says she was advised by the judge to sign over title to the vehicle to Preveau in order to shift liability to him, which she promptly did and delivered it to her ex-boyfriend.


    WTH?? People can just assign ownership of autos willy-nilly?? And without the consent or even knowledge of the recipients??


    Well, you can't expect the judge to void the tickets or anything... that would be silly.
  • DubyaHater: Is she hot?


    Well you know the old saying: No matter how hot she is, somebody somewhere is sick of her sh*t.
    Apparently it was this guy.
  • This is wrong on so many levels. The city should go after HIM not her. He committed fraud and to date, the city is letting him get away with it.

    Whether she was a bi-otch or not, fraud still isn't legal. They have a child and he's worrying about "getting back at his ex" -- this 100K could be going towards the child not the City of Chicago. For that, he's a tool (and not the useful kind).

    That said, I see they didn't get his side of the story here, so perhaps we'll discover she was consulted and didn't take action. I'm skeptical of that after reading TFA since the car was parked in a lot she couldn't access and didn't have a set of keys for the car and when she contacted the police for help - they provided none.

    She is looking for a job currently and without a vehicle, that would be a challenge. :: sighs :: What a rough situation.
  • to do this to the (unemployed) mother of your kid is despicable. I hope he ends up with the bill.
  • That scumbag should be put down. Way to fark over your child over your hurt feelings.
  • Pair-o-Dice: Damn dude, bitter much?


    Lol, I don't think he's bitter anymore...
  • detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: diaphoresis: That was a shiatty thing to do... unless she deserved it.

    She's a woman

    /of course she deserved it


    So the child they had together deserves it too? That guy just destroyed the life of his own kid by burdening the mother with debt, bills, horrible credit, etc. He should go to jail, though that will never happen.
  • SDRR: How do you register a car in someone else's name?? Did he forge her signature?


    My parents did this when I was in high school. Maybe things have changed, as I've bought and reg'd all my cars since I don't know, but I think it's possible in some states.

    I can't figure how the thing wasn't towed. Most places that would happen right off the bat. Then they would auction your car off. Brilliant though, as you could buy a car that doesn't run with a clean title, get reg'd and dump the thing some place just to fark someone over. It could easily rack up $300 in a weekend with a tow and tickets in the wrong spot, then lot fees and such. You could be looking at a few grand by the time it caught up to the target. For a investment of a couple hundred that may be worth it.
  • I don't think he did it with the malicious intent to cause her financial and legal problems. It sounds like he's just a lazy asshole and generally useless human being.

    They bought the vehicle and registered it in her name. THey broke up. He took the car, but didn't re-register it. He used it for a while then abandoned it. The city should've towed it, but let it sit there for two years accumulating more tickets on her record.

    It sounds like the issue can be resolved in her favor, then she can file a civil suit against the ex to recoup her legal fees.
  • Exploiting bureaucratic processes to fark someone over in a way that was never intended by the law is a great way to make some lawyer dust off the books and find some other way to pin you for what you've done rather than the straight forward and obvious way. The straight forward and obvious way would be simply to have the person that made the decision to park there at fault, but you can't really do that since everyone would just deny responsibility (my friend did it). The long way around is going to be to prove that they transferred the title in bad faith and without her knowledge (did they have to sign her name to accept responsibility?), and use that as a basis for why they are legally responsible for the incurred debt.
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