oral agreement not kept and 2,500 dollars not returned
I made an oral agreement with someone to purchase an engine for my car for me. A check draft in the amount of 2,500 dollars was made . 2 months later they have not ordered my motor and said i could get my money back. However now he states the money never cleared into his bank account. Yet my bank says the money has been cleared for several weeks.
What process do i need to follow to try and get my money back legally?