I sent my HOA a check in for our annual dues well over a month ago (it was a little late due to some unforseen things that came up, but I just paid the late fee). It was cashed 4 days after it was sent. I heard nothing else after, and since it was cashed...I thought all was good.
FFWD to Thursday, I received a letter from a lawyer's office stating that I had not paid my annual dues. I called the HOA and said, "I did pay you. Where do I send my canceled check?" I sent images of the check to the HOA company and the lawyer's office.
They e-mailed me today and said, "Our bank didn't cash your check, it was cashed by another bank. You need to call your bank and find out what happened and deal with the lawyer from now on."
I called my bank and explained the situation. My bank said that it was cashed and payment was made, so it's the HOA's problem now.
I called the HOA back and they're saying it's my/my bank's problem to get the $$ back.
The account manager is trying to tell me that checks are cashed by the incorrect party all the time. I call giant bullshit on that. We send checks that are not made out to my company back to clients ALL THE TIME and I know that I've made out a check incorrectly for my car payment once and the bank sent it back to me.
I have a friend who is an office manager/paralegal asking her boss about it. I need a stiff drink to take the edge off wanting to go down to the HOA office and wring the cocksucker account manager's neck for being a total. dick.