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    Bad checks

    Have any of you guys had issues with people writing bad checks. I had a customer write me one for $100 back on February 28 of this year,on a closed account, and had to turn it over to the States attorney so they could file charges and collect my money. Guy plead guilty last Wednesday and go a call this morning to come pick up my money. Checked the court records this morning and wow was that one expensive check.

    After restitution and court fees that check cost him $535.75
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    Re: Bad checks

    Quote Originally Posted by ILENGINE View Post
    Have any of you guys had issues with people writing bad checks. I had a customer write me one for $100 back on February 28 of this year,on a closed account, and had to turn it over to the States attorney so they could file charges and collect my money. Guy plead guilty last Wednesday and go a call this morning to come pick up my money. Checked the court records this morning and wow was that one expensive check.

    After restitution and court fees that check cost him $535.75
    Down here passing a bad check is a crime so they get handed over to the fraud squad.
    I don't get any recompense with the local system without taking civil actions which really is a Zero sum game.

    I did not worry about it at first then I had 3 in one month so the attitude got changed
    Now people who don't pay ( not many ) get handed over to a mate who works for a vicious debt collection agency.
    had a kid stiff me for $ 700 last year , that cost him $ 2200 buy the time it was settled and they got it by impounding & selling his ute so he lost his job as well and is now living with his inlaws.
    The first one I did was a moron living on 200 acres, 6 kids all driving $ 100,000 + cars. He stiffed me for $ 800 and ended up loosing his farm as the CRA ( credit reference agency ) recorded the actions so the bank refused to roll over the interest only loan he took out to buy the farm when it came due. The council cancelled his monthly rate payment schedule. He could not come up with the $ 3,000,000 outstanding on the property loan and the bank forclosed .
    They came down & had a barney with me blaming me for their situation so I slapped them with restraining orders which caused him to loose his bus contract with the local schools and put the hire car lisences of his sons ( main business of the kids ) in jepoardy as down here Hire car company owners have to hold valid hire car lisences regardless of weather they drive or not.

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    Re: Bad checks

    Worse case here is wage garnishment, seizure of assets, and up to 6-12 month prison term. If the fines are not paid as required they issue an arrest warrant for contempt of court, which carries more fines and court fees.
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    Re: Bad checks

    No checks. They can pay me through my PayPal account.
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    Re: Bad checks

    I can't speak on how it is now, but in 1979 I had a guy write me an out-of-state rubber check for $1250.

    I called my county attorney who told me they had no jurisdiction.

    I called the county attorney of the county where he lived and was told I had to file charges in person. It was 560 miles as the crow flies. That would be a minimum of 2200+ miles of driving and two days lost pay to take care of it.

    Asked my bank about it. They said they could send it through again, but after the third try, they wouldn't do it again.

    Luckily, it cleared on the second try.

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