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Local check-cashing company trying to get money back from bad checks

America's Best Cash in the lower valley cashed three checks that bounced from the same company.{ }

A company that’s having trouble paying its employees may also be causing problems for a local business.

An employee at InHome Care Inc. told CBS4 in October the company had been writing checks without having the money to pay them.

America’s Best Cash in the lower valley tried to cash three checks from InHome Care Inc. employees in September.

Each one bounced because of insufficient funds, according to Margarita Guerrero, vice president of the check-cashing service.

“My goodness, if you don’t have the funds to pay these people, stop hiring them,” Guerrero said.

The three checks totaled $1,250.77, Guerrero said.

Guerrero said she emailed and faxed an invoice to InHome Care Inc., which is based in Midland, Texas, on Sept. 25.

“They’re not denying they owe us money, but there’s a lot of back-and-forth with them,” Guerrero said.

CBS4 On Your Side contacted InHome Care Inc. for answers.

The owner said the company's billing company stopped billing customers, so the company wasn’t getting funds. He said InHome Care Inc. has a new billing company and is actively working to fix all the problems caused by the previous company.

A spokesperson with InHome Care, Inc. said they reached out to America's Best Cash on Thursday night to solve the problem. The company's priority is paying the employees whose paychecks didn't go through and then paying places like America's Best Cash who cashed those checks, according to the spokesperson.

Guerrero said people take a chance every time they cash a check.

“It’s just a piece of paper that you deposit and pray it comes back to your account with funds,” she said.

Checks from InHome Care Inc. are not being accepted at America’s Best Cash, according to Guerrero.

“We just tell them we’re not able to cash it for them,” Guerrero said. “They need to go to the bank and see if there’s funds in the account.”

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