My landlord spent my security deposit. What should I do?

In Oregon. 34 days ago I moved out of a house I had rented for a year. Today I got an e-mail from my landlord where she said she didn't have my security deposit ($2,500) because she is in a "financial crisis" and that she will make payments when her "cash flow improves". I plan on getting... show more In Oregon. 34 days ago I moved out of a house I had rented for a year. Today I got an e-mail from my landlord where she said she didn't have my security deposit ($2,500) because she is in a "financial crisis" and that she will make payments when her "cash flow improves". I plan on getting a lawyer on Monday. What sort of lawyer should I hire and after the court case how can I collect from someone that doesn't have any money?
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