CA forged signature on check sent to wrong place
Hi there... I am writing this for a friend of mine.
She accidently switched checks when she was paying her bills. The small check that was suppose to go to the CA was accidently sent to another bill that is bigger. and the bigger payment was accidently sent to the CA. Follow me? LOl It's kind of hard to explain... So, the CA receives this BIG payment, and it's addressed to a completely different company has ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with them. CA is for medical, this payment was for a whole different field... Anyways, she checks her bank account and found out she was overdrawn because the large check was deposited (the big check she had agreed with the company to postdate it, very reliable place she wrote the check to). So she's freaking out and wondering how that happened. Come to find out, the CA actually forged the signature of the OTHER company but had the check deposited into their account. So now her and the other person the check should have gone to, who's name they forged have to sign affidavits stating they did not do this. Her question, is there any recourse she can take? This would be fraud and forgery would it not? I know CA's sometimes read this, so I really don't want to post the name of the company in here... She would appreciate any help she can get. Unfortunately, her account is negative and she won't get the money back until the "investigation" is done at the bank. But how wrong is THIS?
thanks for any information!