Kimberly - posted on 01/01/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
My 15 year old son got into a lot of trouble earlier this year. We thought we had all of that under control, as part of that however his ability to go out is very limited. I have transferred him to another school across town, to comply help him to avoid other aspects he has problems with. One of which is his ex girlfriend, whose parents have a restraining order against him. Anyway when we started to have problems, I took his cell, took the sim out and stored them away in an old purse. In October, he found them, and took them back without my knowledge. He didn't use the phone in October, and for most of November. She had a birthday in Nov, and got a cell. She called his cell from hers. From Nov. 14 on he began to text her. He had NEVER had a texting plan, and he knew that we would be paying for each text. The reason I found all of this out is because we just received a call about out cell bill of over $900!!! There were over 2000 text messages, mostly to her number.
I dont know what to do. I hate this. I had to quit my job to be with him, to make sure he gets to and from school. We are now very tight on money, and cannot afford this bill. I will be speaking with his Juvanile Intake officer tomorrow. If I have to I will file charges against him. This means they could take him away for a while, but it may be for the best. I have 2 younger kids to think about too. I am at a loss and dont know what to do. (If it helps any I am in the state of VA)