Got a quick question for those who know. Is it illegal to stop payment on a check FOR SERVICES once services have been rendered and accepted by the client? Here's the situation. Lady calls for a power-rake, we give her quote. She says fine, go ahead (shoulda listened to the little voices in my head that said this customer was going to be a PITA customer). We power rake the lawn. She looks at it, says it looks great, then writes a check for the full amount. A few days go by, she then decides that we should have cut her lawn and trimmed her hedges and washed her car and walked her dog and done her dishes (etc,.....) for the amount she paid for the power raking. She calls - says we ripped her off and threatens to stop payment on the check if we don't come back and do another $200 worth of work that she feels should have been included in the power raking. The story just goes on..... blah, blah, blah. Anyway, does anyway know what the legalities (or illegalities) are of stopping payment for services rendered? Theft of services? I know there's a statue that adddresses this - anyone know?