Atlanta, GA asked in Banking, Consumer Law and Criminal Law for Georgia

Q: I paid a company with cashiers check in Atl, GA. I received signed paid receipt. Vendor says check was stolen.

I canceled the cashiers check. Before I could pay them, they went to the moving broker and got my debit card information (unauthorized) and charged the amount the next day.

Is that misappropriation of funds or do I just need to reissue? I’m concerned that this is fraud and identity theft.

1 Lawyer Answer
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Powder Springs, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: It sounds as though the moving broker acted negligently towards you. If you have never authorized them to release your credit/debit card information to this 3rd party, this may be a case of fraudulent use of credit card or another offense. It is best to consult an attorney who can assess the merits of your case.

I wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, (770) 240-0922.

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