Police called us tonight. They called the woman who forged my name and asked her to come down to the station for a talk. She broke into tears then said, "I'll pay the $200!" The cop told her he couldn't tell her what to do right now, but that he would have to talk to her and that this could be serious. That it was a felony. She said that she'd get fired from her job at an assisted living home if she got a felony on her record and that she had to pay child support. Ok, so I shouldn't feel any sympathy, but I sort of do. The cop called us after calling her and talking to her, and told me it is really up to me what happens to her. She could end up in jail or pay a fine. We can get the district attorney involved, which is bigger, or we can keep it small. I know this guy really well from when we lived in that town so we were able to be candid with one another, even though he's a policeman. I told him I really didn't want to see anyone go to jail. I want a few things from her and then we can just go for the minimum and her job would remain intact. I just want the money right away and I want to know where she cashed this check. It's such an obviously forged check that I'm convinced she knows the person who cashed it and my husband and I are interested in talking to the people who run the bank or check cashing dive or whatever it is. Nobody knows where/how she cashed this check and got the money. The check ended up in my father's bank so somebody cashed it. Digits are stamped on the back of the check, but nobody knows what the digits mean. So she needs to come clean about where the check was cashed. Maybe because of difficult child, I don't really want to be responsible for anybody going to jail, yet I don't want her to just have no consequences so she can do it again. She has a history of writing bad checks, but, until now, has not done anything that could land her in jail. Just curious...if anyone feels like checking in. What would you do? $200 is a lot of money to us and she obviously knew exactly what she was doing. My husband, more than me, is intersted in why she did it. I'm not really all that interested. There is no good reason why she did it. She did it because she is a crook. But that's his biggest question of interest. The why of it. I just want her to make it right and tell us who cashed the check. And I hope she learns a lesson and stops writing bad checks and now forging checks that aren't hers. I am not interested in destroying her over this.