Santa Rosa, CA asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Banking and Internet Law for California

Q: If a corporation knowingly or should have reasonably known used false documents to remove funds from my bank acct.

A USPS tracking number for a 12oz package that is not the item I purchased. Delivered to an address other than the address I provided was used to claim I had received my purchase that weighed 144lbs which is over the maximum weight limit of 70lbs for delivery by the USPS. Not receiving my purchase I stopped payment through my bank. The company using the tracking number to this false document removed the funds from my account. Would this be criminal fraud or violation of law using false documents to remove funds from a federal institution? Is there a reasonable civil action here?

1 Lawyer Answer
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Certainly sounds like they screwed up.

However, I think the pivotal issue will be costs.

this is not the type of case most lawyers would consider accepting on a contingency.

thus you will be paying a lawyer for his/her time...and that is costly.

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