Can I be held responsible for a check I didn't write? The check bounced.

Asked about 2 years ago - Hendersonville, NC

My BF's daughter wrote a check to a dealership in Ohio for repairs on my acct(it's an estate acct for my Mom, I'm the administrator) and now after doing some research I find I could be held responsible for this check even though I didn't write it? There wasn't enough money i nthe acct to cover the check. I've filed a police report and when I get to the bank location(I live about 8 hrs away from where the estate is being probated) I will file an affidavit if the banks allows it.
What can I do and can I be held responsible for this check even though I didn't write it? The check was for 1500 dollars. Thank you for advice.

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  1. Stephen Michael Corby

    Contributor Level 10

    Answered . The best thing to do is to call your bank, almost every bank has a fraud division. Tell them you filed the police report (give them a copy if they want it) and that you never authorized that check. See what they say.

    If that doesn't work then consult with a debt collection or civil litigation attorney, they would be the best bet for knowing more about that particular issue.

    These answers are not intended nor shall it be deemed to be the rendering of legal advise, they are given based on... more

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