Here is my suggestion to you. If all that is at stake is $1,937.00, it is unlikely that you will be ale to retain a private attorney to assist you with this. If it were me, I would book an appointment with the local Department of State's office and take all my paper work there and see if they can recommend a course of action for you where you would not later be accused of participating in criminal activity. Just a record of your meeting with them first BEFORE you act may serve to protect you.
As you rightfully have sensed, there are a lot of check deposit scams in play these days and it is unclear whether this might be one of them.
This link may help you get started.
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