If I have a customer who gave me a bad check and he was sent a certified letter notifying him, how long do I wait to contact the police to go and get the customer?

UPDATED: Dec 13, 2013

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If I have a customer who gave me a bad check and he was sent a certified letter notifying him, how long do I wait to contact the police to go and get the customer?

Asked on December 13, 2013 under Business Law, Georgia

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

There is no statutory period of time you have to give them to correct the problem and re-issue a new check. You can contact the police immediately and/or file a lawsuit (such as in small claims court) for the money they owe you.


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