Monday, April 26, 2010

Additional information on bad checks

Earlier today, I gave you an observation that I have made. Here is a comment that was left here by Janelle Downs who is the Clerk of the Wichita County Court. Believe me, she knows what she is talking about!!!

Here is her quote:

"Ignoring a bad check is not a wise thing to do. If you write one, just as Lynn said, for just a few dollars and do not take care of it, the recipients can very easily get judgements vs. you for SEVERAL HUNDRED dollars, usually $800-900.00 on a small check. They are not just handed these judgements, defendants are notified and given a date to appear in court. This is after they have been contacted by the person they gave the bad check to (usually many contacts, phone calls, letters are sent before it even gets to court.) Once the writer of the bad check fails to come to court, the judge almost always grants judgement to the other party who then can garnish wages, bank accounts, etc. All of this grief and hundreds of dollars for simply not taking care of a $5.00 bad check. Happens all the time."


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