a good example to ladies who don't think they have any recourse if indeed they took cheques from clients that bounced.
A number of male escorts have had similar problems, so she's not the only one to have done this.
Expanded from something I posted somewhere recently with another hat on:
Two comments about cheques.
A) Don?t accept them, this is a cash up front game.
B) They?re much better than nothing. If you don't use a guarantee card properly and it bounces or is stopped, you have three options:
1) Sue the $%^& in the Small Claims Court. You?ll win as the courts do not like people stopping or bouncing cheques (who don't care what the cheque's for, by giving it to you, they acknowledged they owed you the money). But getting the money can be a problem: do you know their address? Do they have assets worth sending in baliffs for?
2) Go to the police. Obtaining services by deception is a crime, and this counts. It helps to get action if there?s more than one victim.
3) Sell the cheque to a ?factor?, a company that makes its money buying bad debts cheaply, then chasing them. You?ll get something regardless of the eventual outcome, and you can bet that the factor will not let the $%^& off easily.
These presume that it was hir chequebook - if they were stolen, it's off to the police, but tracing them may be a problem. Beth's advice about getting another form of ID is spot on.