Tenant stole and disappeared
My girlfriend and I rent a 2-bedroom apartment and sublease the 2nd bedroom to her friend (OK with property manager).
She was on parole, we thought we’d give her a break. She stole my personal information and shared it with her friends and family and attempted to commit credit card fraud; luckily it failed.
She tookoff Friday and the fraud attempt happened Sunday night. Last spoke with her Monday when she begged me not to file the police report, but I did anyway.
She has not come home and does not return our phone calls. We suspect that she fled to Idaho with a plane ticket purchased illegally with an ex-boyfriends credit card.
I’ve given her a 3-Day Notice To Quit for Maintaining A Nuisance and left her a voice mail informing her (otherwise she wouldn’t know), but she has yet to acknowledge the notice.
We’ve contacted her parole officer and its likely she’ll be violated and sent back to prison.
What can I do? I need the income from that room, but it’s full of her things.
Her family can’t be trusted because some may have been involved in the fraud attempt, so I won’t contact them.
When are her belongings considered abandoned? Then what do I do with them? Goodwill?