Re: Fraud on the hook
Said to say but Pat should have held the cash the two-three days until the check cleared.
As to Ott - he may be innocent of knowingly committing fraud, but he's certainly guilty of bad ethics and character. It would be one thing if he was buying food and parts - but hanging out and relaxing is a stab in the eye. His business should be refused.
Once the word is out he'll be shunned in most communities without trial or a chance.
That's punishment enough perhaps.
Lessons learned are opportunities earned.