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Sarah Ducksworth

I have a Virgin Mobile phone which was taken over by someone who tracked me with it and caused the phone to dial personal numbers when the phone was charging in my home and when it was inside my pocket book. Whoever was using the phone, I suspect of invading my home and stealing from me. This unknown party used up a prepaid card, leaving $.10 on it. The history of the phone use online did not give the number of the phone that was using up the data card and VIrgin mobile said they would not give it to me without police request. The police had me to waive my rights in order for them to get the records. Then they were told that they needed to obtain an electronic data warrant in order to get the records from Sprint Mobile, the company that holds the records. The local prosecutor, I am told, will not issue a warrant so that I can find out who has been trying to ruin my life. What do you make of this? Sarah Ducksworth

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