My name isXXXXX a licensed attorney. Glad to try and help out.
Sure sorry for the circumstances, truly. My heart goes out to you.
Accordingly, I'm pleased to share the following information with you.
Were I in your shoes, my best move would be to contact Massachusetts local law enforcement. Here's why I say so. While a minority of state jurisdictions do provide for the possibility of recovering treble damages, neither Massachusetts or West Virginia fall into that approach. Also, while of course you're certainly free to go the route of retaining private legal counsel, that can quickly become a costly endeavor. So, my personal preference would be to take the matter to the criminal law authorities. That way you know an investigation can be made, especially given the prior history you relate, by folks who handle bad check cases on a daily basis. Also, by going this route you have the very attractive remedy of not only criminal law sanctions but monetary restitution to you backed by the authority of the Court.
I really do hope things soon look brighter, and please know you deserve to be treated properly.
If you have a follow-up question or need clarification, please just say the word by using "reply" to reach me.
I truly hope all works out for you.