December 15, 2009

Bad Form

In the four years I have been doing craft shows, I have only received one bad check... until last month. The first bad check was no big deal - it was for about $35 and even though the check writer wouldn't return my phone calls, the bank said to just check her balance every day and when she makes a deposit, run to the bank and cash it. Which I did. Crisis averted.

Then last month, a guy wrote me a check and I just knew it was going to bounce. His demeanor totally changed when I told him I accepted checks. He wrote his drivers license and phone number on the check without my asking. He bought too much. He was a bit too eager. He acted ever so slightly on edge - he even broke my mirror by dropping it while trying necklaces on. Yes, he tried necklaces on.

Not only did this guy write me a bad check for $230, he wrote it from a closed account. That, ladies and gentlemen, is fraud. It is theft. And he stole money from little old me. A small home-based business just trying to make a decent living. What an A-hole. Capital A. My bank called me and they have this lovely FREE service of trying to get your money back for you for 60 days, so we'll see if they can track him down. If they can't, I just may post up his name on my blog for the world to see what a jerk he is. If that even was his real name...

5 comments:

Valerie A. Heck said...

That sucks! I had a lady who bounced a check once and I did get the money after 6 months. I'm not sure what had happened with her exactly. Lately I've been suprised at the different places that accept checks. I feel safer with cash and credit card. I hope you get your money!

Kim said...

Ick! That is so frustrating!

Tobi/Ivey Handcrafted said...

Ugh - I am SOOOO sorry. My parents got a really bad check last year - they never get them either. It was for like $500 + and ended up that the lady had written checks all over the show. Luckily they found the lady and arrested her and my parents got their work back. Thank goodness - the entire check was fake - so SCARY! Hard to trust anyone. Good luck catching that bad bad man!

freshie (and zero) said...

That's crazy! You never hear about sheisters at craft shows! I'm glad that chick was arrested - what a crazy story!

Moda di Magno said...

So frustrating. Post the name. You fellow crafters will take it as a warning.