Atlanta, GA asked in Consumer Law, Banking, Business Law and Identity Theft for Tennessee

Q: What to do when someone fraudulently cashes a check?

Someone fraudulently cashed a check I sent to pay my trash bill. The trash company never received it, so they still say I owe the bill. Who is responsible for getting the money - the bank, or the trash company?

1 Lawyer Answer
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
  • Business Law Lawyer
  • Frisco, TX

A: Most likely you.

If someone intercepted a check you wrote to pay a bill and wrongly cashed it, you can legally pursue that person and possibly your own bank as well as the bank that cashed the check.

But you do still owe your trash company and should pay it. This time I recommend paying electronically and not by check.

Anthony M. Avery agrees with this answer

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