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I wrote a total of four checks that doesn't go pass a total of $80 for groceries and the checks all bounced. I get direct deposit will I get arrested

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Asked by latricelewis33 at 8:17 PM on Jul. 30, 2013 in Money & Work

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  • If you don't pay the checks you will. Call the grocery store and make good on them. Chances are good that an outside firm handles their bad checks so you may have to deal with them. Expect to pay a LOT

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 8:19 PM on Jul. 30, 2013

  • Usually stores charge a fee for checks that bounce. Pay the store now. Call your employer and find out what happened.

    Answer by Bmat at 8:24 PM on Jul. 30, 2013

  • It is possible. You will get charged for each check and the site that you bounced them at will also charge you a fee for each check.

    Answer by Dardenella at 8:26 PM on Jul. 30, 2013

  • No. The fees will be taken out of your account and they will be redeposited. Your banks fee is around $35 and each place might charge $20.

    Answer by mompam at 8:28 PM on Jul. 30, 2013

  • you're looking at the original $80,$40 PER check fee from your bank,and $25 per check from the stores
    So at least $340

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 8:29 PM on Jul. 30, 2013

  • Maybe I am misunderstanding. Did you write the checks when the money was not supposed to yet be in the account or did you think your check had been deposited and something happened at the bank/ work the the funds that were supposed to be there were not deposited. Two different situations. If it was the latter then go to the bank and find out why the check was not deposited.

    Answer by Dardenella at 8:30 PM on Jul. 30, 2013

  • It depends. If they think you deliberately wrote bad checks, having written more than one, they might decide to press charges. I would call them and arrange to make good on the checks, even if you have to make some kind of payment arrangement. Explain what happened (if there's a legit reason that it happened, like a bank error or something), and make sure they know you didn't intend for it to happen and you want to make it right.

    Don't ignore it, though, because that increases the chances that they could decide to press charges. It doesn't happen often, but I do know at least one person that it did happen to. I think it was only a misdemeanor, at least for her, but still not something you want to deal with.

    Answer by wendythewriter at 8:36 PM on Jul. 30, 2013

  • jail?
    if you wrote checks from someone elses account- yes

    if you bounced the checks from your account- store could make checks go through again
    if they clear then you will be only charged from the bank 35-40 extra for each check
    if they do not clear- then bank over draft and the store will send these to collection service- which takes a % of the total, and you pay that, plus store charge, plus original charge, and of course the bank over draft

    if you let go to collections, and do not pay the collection service, they can take you to court

    i think this is how it goes

    if bank screwed up- then you have to prove to bank it was their error- this is not easy- they will not want to admit they were at fault


    Answer by fiatpax at 8:37 PM on Jul. 30, 2013

  • No, you won't get arrested, but you will have to pay it back and plus all the other charges....

    Answer by older at 9:01 PM on Jul. 30, 2013

  • Pay them immediately.

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 9:42 PM on Jul. 30, 2013

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