A little harsh to flat out accuse the guy of being a theif don't you think guys?
I would suggest asking people you work with/know if they know someone who can help you; there are geeks everywhere, and most would be more than happy to help you out for little or nothing considering your circumstances.
Perhaps a bit harsh but unfortunately probably 90%+ of all I forgot my password posts are not from the owner of the system !! -- Most people are going to remember a system level password they themselves setup - and in those rare cases that it is actually the truth either a password reset disk they made or the password Hint they setup should remind them of what it was - so after awhile you get pretty harsh responding to the hundreds of threads asking to bypass a password - especially when it is a first time poster to the forum that made an account just to post for help getting into a system ! (which is why Tom's has put into place policies that deter giving help !)