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Asked on: 1/30/12, 8:43 pm

My husband owns a small business. 3 yrs ago, when our business was brand new, he had sold a job to a national franchise, received a deposit for the work but before the job began, the project was cancelled. We returned the deposit but due to an accounting mix up, the check bounced. Big oops. My husband immediately met up with the owner and returned the deposit in cash. The relationship ended and we haven't heard from them since. No email, voicemail or written communication of any kind. Until today. My husband got a notice in the mail with a court date from a local municipality. He called for to find out what it was about and was told he was being sued for writing a bad check. He was also informed that there was a warrent out for his arrest for failing to appear at a previous court date. Turns out, they had sent the first notice to an address we lived at 5 yrs ago, and was never associated with the business. Somehow they realized they had. Wrong address on their own but kept the warrent in effect. He now has a court date on Wed, and is baffled beyond belief and scrambling to find a paper receipt from 3 years ago. How could a situation get this far without having any knowledge of there being an issue for more than 3 years! And why would they be going after him personally, when it was a check issued by the business. So confused and not sure what to do. Help!

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