a member here recently got boned in small claims court. i don't believe in small claims court. anytime ive had to use the court system to collect, i've filed it as a theft. my question is has anyone used this method, and what was the turnout? i recently filed once again with the courts, and they changed thier policy slightly in one town here. there is "small claims", which i will not use, then there is the "change". you have to specify wether you want to file it as "theft of service", or "criminal theft." i told them, "which ever one will result in him being placed in handcuffs, forced to pay my bill, and then prosecuted further as a criminal." the clerk just looked at me with a blank look, and said , "fill out this form." it was a new form titled, "criminal theft." question here is, has anyone gone this route, and what was the turnout?