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Sunday Confessional — I Stole From My Grandfather

Dear Sugar,
I did something horrible and I feel terrible about it.

My grandfather recently asked me to get him some cash from the ATM by his house. He gave me his pin number and instead of getting the $100 he asked for, I took out another $400 for myself without his permission. I lost my job a few weeks ago so money is tight, but I know that is no excuse to steal from my own grandfather, who, mind you, has always been extremely generous to me.

I haven't told anyone about this but I'm petrified that he will find out. I love my grandfather; he is the nicest, most kind man I've ever known and I don't know why I ever took advantage of him like I did. Can I be forgiven for making a mistake I'm truly sorry for?

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duna123 duna123 6 years
That's for us to say if your forgiven or not. Why not go to him and ask for forgiveness and for an opportunity to pay him back,
erock0628 erock0628 6 years
omg what type of person are u did u not think that money might be tight for him to and if he has always been there for u dont u think u should of just asked himi bet he would of gave u what he could i think u should give him his money back and tell him and by the way giving him his moneyback is not going tochange the fact that u stole form him now he might never trust again
erock0628 erock0628 6 years
omg what type of person are u did u not think that money might be tight for him to and if he has always been there for u dont u think u should of just asked himi bet he would of gave u what he could i think u should give him his money back and tell him and by the way giving him his moneyback is not going tochange the fact that u stole form him now he might never trust again
cbaby28 cbaby28 6 years
not forgive!!! that's awful what you did!
Vaadsfweytes Vaadsfweytes 6 years
This breaks my heart to imagine how much pain your grandfather must feel when he finds out. Definitely not forgive!
Niami Niami 6 years
Not cool at all.Plus, your picture will show up perfectly when he reports the money stolen. I worked in fraud at a bank, I have seen it happen MANY times.The bank will make him have you charged with the theft before they help him too. So he will have to decide either have you sent to jail or lose the money. Nice job.
Niami Niami 6 years
Not cool at all. Plus, your picture will show up perfectly when he reports the money stolen. I worked in fraud at a bank, I have seen it happen MANY times. The bank will make him have you charged with the theft before they help him too. So he will have to decide either have you sent to jail or lose the money. Nice job.
Miss-Senorita Miss-Senorita 6 years
YOU'Re HORRIBLE!!! You stole from someone you said is so generous to you. I chose not to forgive. Unbelieveable and selfish!!
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 6 years
I could see slipping an extra 20 or maybe even a 50 but you stole over $300 from him!!!!! That is just horrible how ppl will take advantage of their own family!!!!!!! GAHHHHHHHHHH you will just break his heart... that is just WRONG.. no justification for this. I DO NOT FORGIVE!
Marci Marci 6 years
Wow. You would steal from your grandfather? I'm so glad I don't know you. He probably would have helped you out if you'd just asked. Spoiled little brat.
Grandpa Grandpa 6 years
Maybe your generation no longer balances their checkbook, or read every bank statement that comes into the house, but my generation sure as heck still does.
sourcherry sourcherry 6 years
Not forgive. Come foward and pay him back as fast as you can.
geebers geebers 6 years
This made me so sad. What you did was criminal and way beyond forgiveness.
dm8bri dm8bri 6 years
How the hell would he not find out? You don't think he checks his bank statements, especially on a fixed income? Pulease. You are not bright, not to mention a poor excuse for a family member.
urban-chic-101 urban-chic-101 6 years
That is all sorts of wrong!
urban-chic-101 urban-chic-101 6 years
That is all sorts of wrong!
bellaressa bellaressa 6 years
I have experienced this from family members, I can't believe not knowing his full financial situation you stole money from him; only because he had the money in his account does not mean that the money is not for utilization for something else. I just think it shows your character true and true, you misused his trust and stole. I don't care if you were out of work and didn't have money, you cut back, you contact your creditors, landlord, or what not and let them know your situation, sell some of your stuff, or even try borrowing the money if you can if not they have pay day loans (I don't advocate going that route but if you have nothing you need to woman up), even getting a personal loan. I can't believe you lost the trust of someone that you stated that has always been kind and generous to you to get ahead - when you will be in the same situation again in another month.
xxkrist24xx xxkrist24xx 6 years
You'd think if you really thought that he was generous, you could just EXPLAIN your situation and he would have told you to take out some extra money for yourself. But no, you had to take the easy way out, not share how you're doing financially, and steal from a family member who trusted you. What happens if he needs that $300 you took? Let him know what you did, apologize (only if you're actually sorry, because if you're faking it you might as well not even do so), and realize that his trust in you won't be the same after this. Geez.
Grandpa Grandpa 6 years
As a grandparent and retired on a fixed income, I can not begin to tell you the pain you will have caused him. To start with, you betrayed his love as well as his trust. There are one of two things with regard to that $400. He could have afforded to give it to you or he could not. If he could afford, it and you went to him, I can not imagine him saying no, and if he said no, he would explain why he couldn’t. If he could not afford it, he thinks that he has $400 more in that account then he really does. If he needs that money, for rent, medical bills, utilities, insurance credit card payment. Some checks are going to bounce. He gave you his pin number because he trusted you. I hope and pray this post is a very bad joke. If it is real, you better run to your grandpa and your hands and knees and beg his forgiveness. My guess is he will forgive you, but that love and trust will never be the same, and his pain will never go away.
crayolasky crayolasky 6 years
Not forgive. Pay him back, NOW. I'll admit I have taken money from my parents without asking before but I was a kid/young teen, and it was NOT $400. I knew better and I learned from my mistake immediately. But an adult, stealing money from your grandpa?!? Good lord, that's just awful. Who would borrow money, let alone STEAL IT, without the full intention of paying them back (unless it's a gift)? I think people are a little harsh for saying you'll "go to hell" but come on, the answer is so obvious. Grow up.
jesssa jesssa 6 years
omg.... so wrong!!! don't just tell him, pay him back first, THEN fess up about what you did. this is sick. no you can't be "forgiven"... you can turn yourself in then live with how he deals with it. if you know it's wrong then pay it back!
candace87 candace87 6 years
Where are these 17 people that said "Forgive" I would REALLY like to know your reasoning!
Hiding55 Hiding55 6 years
You're a disgusting excuse for a human being. He will notice that the money is gone because responsible adults keep track of their money and check their bank accounts. I know times are tough but that is not an excuse to steal from anyone. Grow up and get a job and stop taking the easy way out by taking advantage of an old man who trusted you. You are a criminal. Not forgive!
Hiding55 Hiding55 6 years
You're a disgusting excuse for a human being. He will notice that the money is gone because responsible adults keep track of their money and check their bank accounts. I know times are tough but that is not an excuse to steal from anyone. Grow up and get a job and stop taking the easy way out by taking advantage of an old man who trusted you. You are a criminal. Not forgive!
majic-nik majic-nik 6 years
SHAME ON YOU! you should be happy that you are blessed to have a living grandparent,,,,there are those of us who don't.
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