My question involves criminal law for the state of: Georgia
My wife was working for a family member (first mistake) and they were not paying her on time. they finally cut her a check for around 1000 bucks (they owed about 1600). Took it by their bank, verified it was good, but wanted to charge to cash it, so just deposited it. few days later, its returned. they say bank made error, stopped payment on wrong check, gave her a new check for same amount. guess what? it bounces too, as well as causing several overdrafts on my account, including my house payment. they say its banks fault, money is gone from their account, will have to be investigated. two or three weeks go by with no responses to phone or emails, meanwhile im broke and can barely feed my family. so my wife is on her way to courthouse to find out what we can do about this and decides to stop at their bank with the two returned checks. they say money is in the account, you can cash them. so she does. both checks barely cover the nsf charges and the fees and the missing pay, they actually would still owe her about 50 bucks. Now they finally decide to start communicating with us, they say they are swearing out a warrant for theft by taking for cashing both checks. Do I really have anything to worry about here? Because I dont see where she has broken any laws, and like I said, they still owe us money.
Thanks for any help or insight you may be able to give.