SAN DIEGO: CALIFORNIA- (September 10, 2013) – A woman from National City discovered that her 1995 Jeep Cherokee had been stolen. According to a story in 10NewsNow, the woman was surprised to hear that her car had been located. However, she was horrified when she had to pay $300 to get it out of impound.

Apparently this is happening all over California. Many victims of the “system” feel it is unfair, even criminal. Apparently the only way a victim can get their money back is if the car thief is caught.

At the sentencing, the car thief is required to pay the money in restitution for the towing service, according to Gordon Terry, a senior probation officer at the District Attorney’s Restitution Enforcement Division.

People feel this system is unfair especially because the car thief’s are rarely caught and ordered to pay.

Sources: http://www.10news.com/web/kgtv/news/investigations/womans-car-is-stolen-she-has-to-pay-hundreds-of-dollars-to-get-it-back09062013?hpt=ju_bn6

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