Q: Is there a statuette of limitations on fraud charges in Ohio supposedly check fraud as I had an old account a group cal
A group called me saying they have a wage garnishment and that the district attorney is going to pursue check fraud charges against me I haven't had this account in like 8 years I asked for proof that I owe something like copies of the checks the lady just says well that will be in discovery and him haws around saying well can't someone put this on a credit card or this or that and well if I offered you a settlement of 1800 dollars could you do it today like the lady has me very nervous about things and I'm not even sure how much of it's real I did have an account at that bank I did have bad checks there but this was like 8 or so years ago I don't understand why if they are supposedly trying to press charges why now seems very unconventional to me
A: I suspect you are dealing with a debt collector. They probably have missed the statute of limitations, though they may have obtained a judgment against you at some point in the past and are just now catching up to you. The prosecutor's office doesn't call people up and say they will charge them with check fraud for something that happened 8 years ago and then offer to settle for some over the phone credit card payment.
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