My lovely sister stole some of my checks & went on a shopping spree. I didn't know about it until after I'd wrote an $80 check. I reported it to the police & notified the bank. My problem is the bank cashed several checks before I ran out of money & my $80 check bounced. They dropped all but the $80 + overdraft fees they said since I wrote it I was responsible. However if they hadn't cashed the other checks from my sister my check wouldn't have bounced. Now they've got it in collections. What can I do?
This is a sad situation. However, you are better off paying it. Banks have their own reporting mechanisms and if this is left unpaid, you get blacklisted by banks and they will not open an account because you owe some other bank $80.00. Sometimes there are legal wrongs without legal remedies. Sorry.
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