My son was such a sweet kid, and at 16, everything went to Hell in a hand basket. He first stole when he was 10. He stole $100 from my father’s wallet when he was over there visiting. Then, he graduated to credit cards. Yet, my parents never told me about the theft. There were never any consequences when he was there. He stole my father’s AMEX card more than a few times, and the last time he did it, he racked up $800 in two days. In June, a few months after he turned 18, he decided he didn’t want to follow my rules, and moved out. He lasted 4 months before I got a call from jail, saying that he and a friend had broken into a car, and stole some man’s credit card - and racked up $1,000 in just a few hours. They let him out on a PR bond, and I picked him up. We had to put his life together fast for the grand jury. Of course, like always, the changes were temporary. He didn’t steal, but he was lying, sneaking out, drinking, and smoking pot. While the case is still going on! Then, I took his phone, and told him I’d give it back when he got a job. Nope. No job. The final straw was this morning. He stole money out of my car when I told him to get groceries out of the car, AND he stole his younger sister’s tablet. I’m calling the cops, and throwing him out today.