I have 10 accounts now but my very first account just wrote me a bad check for $500....not to mention she still owes me another $1469.00. All in all she owes me just under 2K. Any advice? I called her once but don't honestly expect her to call me back. It is somewhat my own fault because the first day I was there...the neighbor across the street came out to check her mail and said to me, "Make sue you get cash in hand before you leave....she is notorious for not paying people." But like an idiot....I thought maybe it was just bad blood between neighbors. What is really bad is that the lady and her husband probably live in a close to million dollar house with two BMW's in the driveway and a new truck. Should I just go down to the court house and file a claim. Its actually illegal to bounce someone a check. I have another check from her that I haven't cashed yet that I know is not going to clear for $569. Should I just cash that one as well to show that she bounced me not one, but two checks, before I go to court? Any advice? I am pretty bummed.