WinCo surveillance cameras confirmed the person cashing the check with the woman's ID was not the person police spoke with, the affidavit states.
Police eventually located that woman - Sara Butrick, 40, of Coburg - who admitted cashing the check with the ID and giving Hahm-Spencer half.
She also didn't know she would be cashing the check while posing as another person, until Hahm-Spencer gave her the check and the ID, the affidavit states.
By cashing the check, do you waive the right to the balance you believe you are owed?
The debtor must make clear that issuing the check is intended to settle the outstanding claim between the parties and that the creditor, by cashing the check, accepts the settlement.
Before a check can manifest an accord and satisfaction, the party who presents the check must make it clear that cashing the check is intended to settle all outstanding accounts between the parties.
The vendor's accounting clerk stated that she did not see the "Paid in full" reference before cashing the check. The court determined that even if the "Paid in full" language was clear, the accounting clerk for the vendor was never advised by the debtor of the significance of the phrase, "Paid in full".
It should be noted that had there been a good faith dispute, the vendor's cashing the check would have served as an accord and satisfaction: