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Am I responsible for a debt if the person I had a joint account with writes bad checks?

Kearney, NE |

The person I used to share a checking account with wrote checks after I had moved away from the town that our old bank is in.
She signed the checks with her name not mine but the bank and place she wrote them to are calling me telling me I have to pay them.
Am I responsible for that or is the person who wrote and signed the checks responsible for paying it off?

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Yes, if it is a joint checking account. I would move to close the account and see if you can work out an agreement to pay the money back.

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My only problem with that is I asked them to, and had all the paperwork turned into them with all the signatures needed and a $0 balance, to close it two months before those checks were written.