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issued a post-dated worthless check

I issued a post-dated check in the amount of $1,620 for assistance in preparing real estate appraisals. I did not have the funds available in my account at the time and informed the person to whom I wrote the check that this check would not be valid if I was not paid for the appraisal work myself. My employment was terminated with my supervising appraiser and she is refusing to pay me for above-mentioned work. As per our verbal agreement, I would pay my assistant only when and if I received payment for said work. I have received a ''Notice of Worthless Check'' and would like to know what legal issues I am possibly looking at.

Asked on 6/18/06, 11:47 am

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Valerie Masters Valerie Masters, P.A.
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Re: issued a post-dated worthless check

It is illegal to pass a check when you know you do not have the funds to cover it. You will probably be given an opportunity to pay the chreck before it gets filed as a crime. I would do what I had to to pay the check before it gets filed.

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6/18/06, 1:28 pm

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