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Hello, and welcome. I am a licensed attorney and happy to assist.
I'm sorry to hear of this unfortunate and frustrating ordeal. Technically the owner of the day care could pursue collection action, though it seems clear from your posting that doing so would not be in her best interest. Pursuit of collections, under the circumstances, is neither warranted nor justified and constitutes illegal harassment. In the event collection action is pursued, you could technically sue for an injunction to prevent any further harassing collection techniques, and if the matter is reported to the credit bureau's, the owner could be liable to you for defamation and credit damage. The cost to this proprietor would far outweigh any potential benefit she could ever hope to gain.
Unfortunately, you can't collect for your time and frustration. The good news is that the law favors your position and since you already have the correct accounting, there is no need for you to expend additional time and energy on the matter, with the exception of sending the daycare a detailed demand letter insisting they cease and desist all collection and billing attempts on this account, providing them with very detailed attachments showing their errors. She can then spin her wheels to figure it out for herself or risk serious legal consequences. Chances are that it short, concise letter is all it will take to end this matter.
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