Well, you can present the check to the bank and if they refuse to cash it, then you send him a written notice that he has 10 days to make good on the check and if he fails to do so, you go to the local DA and file charges for issuing bad checks and he will be arrested and prosecuted. You could also sue him in the place where he lives in small claims
court to recover your money, but small claims court does not order return of propery they only award money judgments.
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