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2273Re: Bounced Checks

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  • Joshua H
    Dec 30, 2011
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      If we go to a cash only system how long will we have to let the populace know? Will we have a name list of those people who have bounced checks, and at which event it happened at?

      --- In wkconstabulary@yahoogroups.com, "Kenneth Flores" <kflores@...> wrote:
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      > Good afternoon all,
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      > I wanted to let everyone here know of an issue which is becoming more
      > common that the exchequers are dealing with. Bounced Checks. I
      > personally know of an incident that occurred at Mists Investiture where
      > a couple paid for six individuals (both their site fee and their feast
      > fee) with two checks. Both of those checks (from two separate accounts)
      > bounced. This is costing the West a significant chunk of change in fees
      > (bounced check fees could end up being more than the actual check with
      > the fee being between 10 and 35 dollars depending on the bank).
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      > What this potentially means is that the Kingdom may be instituting a No
      > Check policy from certain individuals. Repeat offenders, or offenders
      > which have cost the kingdom over a certain amount. The details are
      > being discussed including the length of time an individual will be on
      > this list.
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      > I am not one who enjoys being the badguy, but in this case I can see
      > where we will need to step up and take action. I know many of us feel
      > that we are an honorable society and should take people on their word
      > that their check is good, that of course is what a check is; a guarantee
      > for payment that the person is offering in lieu of actual cash. But
      > some have, for one reason or another, not been good on that word. This
      > in turn means that we are not only not getting their site fee, but we
      > are accruing penalties as well. I would rather have a person show up
      > and say "I don't have the cash" than pass off a bad check at gate. It's
      > better for us, and for them.
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      > I will have more details on this as it pans out. Most likely I will
      > keep a document on the yahoogroup page for constables to download with
      > the names of people not allowed to write checks for SCA events and for
      > how long. It sucks that it is coming down to this, it really does.
      > Hopefully it won't be an issue for too much longer.
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      > I hope everyone is having a good holiday and I'll see you at 12th Night.
      > Stop by gate and sit a few.
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      > Francisco
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      > Kingdom Constable
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