My question involves small claims court in the state of: Florida
Okay so I'm a student and I met a guy online in November. He said that he owned a business, opening a hotel in another country, and owned houses that he rented out to students. He always complained about being lonely because he was too busy to really have someone. I went to his home a few times to hang out. I was an out of state student with no family so he said that he would help me out. Shortly after, we came up with an "arrangement" of allowance where he would just give me $900 when I needed it. At first, he didn't say what form it was going to be in nor did we ever really discuss how often. One day, while at his house, he told me to make another bank account for tax reasons. He said that he was going to give me a check that one of his tenants gave him, but he wanted it to look like he was paying a bill so that it would be a tax deductible. I wasn't able to make a new bank account before he gave me my first "allowance". When he gave it to me, I deposited it into my primary bank account, and later that day he called me saying that he needed $500 to pay for something. I withdrew $400, my daily limit, and gave it to him, then let him use my card the next day for the other $100. I spent the other $400, which I take full responsibility for. I went back to my home town and while I was there, I opened the account that he wanted me to open. 2 weeks later, I was going back home again for Christmas break. He told me to leave my card there so that while he was in his hometown, he would be able to deposit money for me and I could just go in the branch to get it so that I wouldn't be too long without money. He dropped me off at the airport and I left my card in his hand. While I was gone, he deposited another check into my account for the same amount, and withdrew $300 as soon as the deposit went through. He then used my card to make a $298 purchase. Less than a week later, I received a phone call from the bank saying that I had deposited a fake money order. I called him immediately and asked what was going. He said to give him some time to figure it out and he would call me back. He didn't call back soon enough, so I begin to call him back. No answer for any of the calls,but he texted me saying that he was in a room full of people, that he would take care of it, but until then, just tell them that I left my card in Florida and have no idea what's going on. I tried calling him back the next day and still no results. I then texted him to make him aware of the importance of the situation. I let him know that my financial situation was in jeopardy, as well as my freedom from the fake money orders he was giving me. No text back and never heard from him again. When the bank called me again, I tried to file a claim, but it was denied. About two months later, I received a call from my primary bank saying that I had a negative balance because of a fake check. Both accounts were closed which put me in a financial bind that I'm still not through today. I'm not even able to open a bank account anywhere. I want to sue him for the $500 from my primary account and the $600 from the other account, as well as overdraft fees that I received at another bank because of the bind that I was in at the other two banks. I'm willing to take responsibility for the money that I spent, although I wouldn't have bought the things that I purchased if I didn't believe that I had the money that I thought I had. I do have bank statements, flight itineraries and text messages where clearly I have no idea what's going on. Would this be a valid case in small claims court?