So, an update, perhaps, on the bad check situation:
I had a dream two nights ago that I met the old woman who deposited that fraudulent check in Schnucks, the local supermarket, and we got in a fight. She tripped me with her can and I pretended to fall into a huge stack of heavy boxes and knocked them over on her. I "fell" on her and left her under the pile. And then we got into it in the parking lot and she tried to steal my groceries so I threw orange soda at her car. And then I couldn't find my car...and I woke up frustrated and angry.
In real, waking life, we haven't seen her yet. She said she had a check to bring in to pay us the $8200 (not $8800 like I originally thought) she owes us. She said it was being overnighted. The next day she called and said she'd be in tomorrow. Yesterday she called and said that because it was raining she wasn't coming in. We suspect this new check of being fraudulent as well, because she told us it was from the same place. Grr.
She's told us three or four different stories about where the check came from and why she got it and all this crap. She's a deceitful old hag and I want to hit her so hard her head spins around.
We called the bank the original check was drawn off of and the guy who wrote the check just HAPPENED to be there. It was so odd. So we talked to him, it was really shady, and now we think he's in on the scam. He said he knows the woman, but not personally, and he wrote her the $25,000 check. Why on Earth would anyone write someone they only kinda knew a check for that kind of money?! It has shady written all over it. And, the old woman won't let us talk to her daughter, whom we know is involved as puppeteer in this whole shenanigan.
So the higher ups at the bank told her she has to come in tomorrow at 9 when the lobby opens or we're getting the police involved. Truth be told, the police can't be called until she has 40 days to pay this money back.
Meanwhile, I very well could lose my job waiting for that to happen. Hooray.
So that's the update. It sounds really confusing because it IS really confusing. I don't quite get it all yet, and I suspect we still don't REALLY know what's going on here. But I'll keep you posted. God knows I'll have enough time once I get fired.
I think there's a special place in Hell for people like this.
4 hours ago