I leased a home for six years. When leaving the landlord wanted the refrigerator for the next tenant. The day I gave him the keys he wrote me a check for 400.00. All I have is his check with the name refrigerator on it. No bill of sale as I trusted him. New tenants moved in 5 days later. The next after they moved in I saw he stopped payment three days before. I have called him with no response. I do not know if the refrigerator is in the home with the new tenant or not. I have not heard from him since that transfer day. If this fraud or what?. He is a very difficult man and brags he has never lost in court. Very short fused temper man and a foul mouth. I am 80 years old with cancer and the stress is hurting me. Any ideas what direction I should take? Police? Small claims? Thank you John
The DA or police may have a program for reporting bad check writers. You can sue in small claims as well.
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Small claims court is the way to go... Next time get cash.
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I'm sorry you find yourself dealing with what appears to be a jackass. You can file a small claims action. Or, you can just walk away, which given your age and medical challenges might be your best course of action. If you sue him he will probably claim the reason he stopped the check is because the refrigerator broke down. However, it seems like too much of a coincidence that this one broke just at this time and within the time frame allowing him to stop his check. Good luck.
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