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I am sorry for your situation. At this point, you may
have a claim against Wal-Mart for negligence, which is a civil matter, not criminal. You can argue that Wal-Mart had the duty
to confirm the individuals' identity before taking the check, and them not having to do so (especially against their own regulations) was a breach of that duty. The traditional elements of a negligence case are: (1) A duty, or obligation, recognized by law, requiring the actor to conform to a certain standard of conduct, for the protection of others against unreasonable risks (2) A failure on his part to conform to the standard required ...(3) A reasonable close causal connection between the conduct and the resulting injury ... and (4) Actual loss or damage resulting to the interests of the other. Sutter v. Hutchings, 254 Ga. 194, 196-197, 327 S.E.2d 716 (1985) (quoting Prosser, Law of Torts, 4th ed., § 30 (1971)).
I would retain an attorney to possible sue them. O.C.G.A. § 51-12-5(a) allows punitive damages
if you show willful misconduct
, malice, fraud, wantonness, oppression, or a conscious indifference on part of defendant.
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