Oak Harbor, WA asked in Criminal Law for Washington

Q: I lost my wallet that had a check someone wrote me In it. Someone cashed it and bounce and now the person contacted...

Me and is threatening me saying that if I don't pay them money for the check they going to file an identity fraud claim against me. Which makes no sense to me and I'm wondering is that even possible/legal?

Related Topics:
1 Lawyer Answer
Carl Munson JR
Carl Munson JR
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Bellingham, WA
  • Licensed in Washington

A: If you are saying the person who stole your wallet tried to cash your check and the check bounced, now the thief is calling you to make you pay the amount of the check. Call the police. Someone stole your wallet and your check. I don't believe you have committed an offense based on your question, if I am reading it correctly.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.