An Australian woman got the surprise of her life when she met her ex boyfriend in a restaurant, years after his family claimed he had died.
Rachel was only 18 when she started dating a 21-year-old chef in her local pub and said the relationship was normal.
Problems arose in the relationship when the friend, who cannot be called for legal reasons, returned from a night out with a broken hand.
Because he could not work, he asked Rachel to lend him $ 1,000 to make ends meet ABC reported.
An Australian woman got the surprise of her life when she met her ex-boyfriend in a restaurant, years after his family claimed he had died (stock image)
The couple decided to stop a few months later, and while Rachel received $ 300 from him, he was silent about her as she tried to ask for the rest of the money.
She was then told that his possessions were disappearing from the stock house in which he lived with friends.
& # 39; Furniture was gone, bed was gone, everything was gone. The first story was that he had gone to the rehabilitation center in Queensland, & Rachel said.
She then discovered that her ex-boyfriend owed more than $ 2,300 to both herself and her friends.
Rachel then received news from a common friend that her former friend had died.
& # 39; It sounds silly afterwards, but you have no reason to doubt it. If I were to call you and tell you that my mother had died, you would not say: & # 39; Give me a death certificate & # 39 ;, she said.
Her ex-boyfriend's mother told people he was killed because he was in debt to a bikie gang.
Rachel did not seek any further details at the time, because she chose to mourn and then move on.
Two years after the & # 39; death & # 39; However, she was with a friend in a restaurant that she knew was her ex-boyfriend's brother.
She asked a waitress if he was there that night, and the waitress answered & no, but his brother is & # 39 ;.
She asked which brother, and when the waitress responded with the name of Rachel & # 39; s old friend, she said she & # 39; was just in shock & # 39 ;.
When she asked if she could see him, a manager came to their table and asked Rachel and her friend to leave the room.
Her ex-boyfriend's mother had told people he was killed because he was in debt to a bike group (stock image)
Unsure about what to do, Rachel went to the police in the hope that they could help her repay the outstanding loan, but officers told her that it was her word against his & # 39; was that she once gave him the money.
Later that night she received a text from her ex-boyfriend's mother who was angry that she had a & # 39; scene & # 39; in the restaurant, which caused him to lose his job.
Over time, Rachel gave up confronting her ex-boyfriend and getting the money someday.
Then, a few years later, she saw him working again in another restaurant in the same area and trying to start a conversation.
& # 39; We made eye contact and you could see he recognized me. I hadn't seen anything like & # 39; Long! & # 39; And he said: & # 39; Oh yes, it was a long time ago & # 39 ;, Rachel said.
Rachel asked him about the money, but her ex-boyfriend then said he didn't recognize her and denied everything, and left quickly.
& # 39; If I sat down well with him, yes, I would have had questions, & # 39; said Rachel. & # 39; One or two. & # 39;
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