You can sue the person to recover the money. If the amount is under $7,500, you can sue in small claims court. If you do that, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for my e-book on small claims court. If it is over $7,500, you should sue in superior court. You should talk to an attorney about that. You may have to retain an attorney or ask for an attorney to consult with you. Your chances of collecting are probably slim, however.
As for attorneys fees, you probably cannot recover attorneys fees, but you can recover court fees.