Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Bank Error in Your Favor
I received a check today that I wasn't expecting. It wasn't a huge sum from a dead relative I never met or a distant and financially reckless admirer of Liquid Astronaut; it was from a company where I used to freelance. The check has my name on it, but I have to admit there's a strong, strong possibility that it was sent to me in error. They might call in a week and ask for their money back, or worse--the person who was supposed to get the money could hunt me down and kill me for sport on his private island. I'm hedging on the morality of cashing a check that wasn't supposed to go to me. It can't be illegal, right? I mean, it's a check that was sent to me with my name on it. I'd be an idiot not to cash it. I think I'll give them a call tomorrow morning and ask if they meant to send the check to me, and then after they say "no," I'll tell them I've already cashed it anyway. Now I just need to find one of those all night check cashing places so they can't call the bank and cancel the check.