Originally Posted by tonicake
My husband said not to worry about it, God always takes care of us and then those who do use wrong. It always comes back one way or another.
But sometimes He takes care of us by giving us the strength to stand up to a bully like this woman.
$100 is not enough. Did your bank charge you a fee when she did the stop payment? I know I've had someone write me a check before and it bounced, and then I got charged a fee from my bank, on top of what I didn't get from the check. I would file charges against her...you have the photo of the cake and your agreement with her, so clearly you delivered and she's trying to cheat you.
No matter what the cake had looked like, she would have found something to complain about to try to keep from paying. That's why you had to go looking for her to get the rest of the payment...she was going to dodge you and then when you asked for the rest of the money after the event, claim that she was unhappy with the cake and refuse to pay. Instead you were ready to take the cake back (good for you!) and she had to pay. You should call her bank and explain that one of their customers did that to you, and ask what the procedure is for you in that situation. They'll know who you should call. You can keep it simple when you talk to them...one of their customers paid you with a check, you delivered, they put a stop payment on the check.