Should I cash this check?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by promower, Jan 18, 2004.

  1. promower

    promower LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I had a customer this year that started as a one time cut but by the end was almost every week plus he paid for a few extras. He was a great customer always first to pay. When the end of the year came I thought he was going to stiff me for $60 that he owed. His phone was out, never replied to letters ect... Finally got a check in the mail from his mother said "sorry this is late I just found it Andy died Nov. 13th" I was shocked this guy was only 33. I'm not sure if I should cash the check, I know I did the work and deserve payment but I dont know if I want his mother having to pay his old bills. I'm sending a sympathy card and if I dont cash the check I will tell her in the card so not to screw up her checking acct. What are your thoughts, I'm thinking the stuff he owned will be sold and old debts will be paid with this money. Anyone else come across a situation like this?
     
  2. SHOW ME STATE RIDER

    SHOW ME STATE RIDER LawnSite Member
    from MO
    Posts: 63

    Let him rest in peace
     
  3. packerbacker

    packerbacker LawnSite Bronze Member
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    moneys money, id keep it
     
  4. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,389

    I would not cash it.....
     
  5. SHOW ME STATE RIDER

    SHOW ME STATE RIDER LawnSite Member
    from MO
    Posts: 63

    I never said not to keep it.
     
  6. packerbacker

    packerbacker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,433

    I would not cash it.....




    ? Why ?
     
  7. SHOW ME STATE RIDER

    SHOW ME STATE RIDER LawnSite Member
    from MO
    Posts: 63

    I've done it before.cash it .Strange things come out of it. I've had relatives requested work to be done since I talked with them for the first time.
     
  8. terracare

    terracare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 353

    she sent you the money, keep it.

    todd
     
  9. kootoomootoo

    kootoomootoo LawnSite Platinum Member
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  10. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,389

    I dunno. Just wouldn't. $60 is not a huge amount. I would send it back to her with a card.
     

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