I am an artist. About 3 months ago I received email from interested art buyer. We agreed on $5,000 for an oil painting. The man sent the cashiers check. I did not have a valid Drivers Licence ID so a friend of mine who has a friend who works at a bank cash the check for the cost of $200.00.
I paid off my bills and three weeks later the guy comes and tells me the check was bad. That I owe the person at the bank $5,000
He gave me no proof of that the check was bad.
He went to my boss (who is is friend) and told him and got my stock certificate worth $50,000, 2000 shares at 25 dollars a share asking price is not $2,000.
This$ was without my permission. I told him if he gave me my stock ( i worked 8 months free for this stock) that I would go to my broker and get him the $5,000. He said no. He has already charged me $2,000 in interest.
First off, when I gave him the $200 to cash the check I would assume he would check to make sure it was a good check.
Second, can they take my stock worth $50,000 and not give it to me?
What shoud I do now?