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I have a question i got an incometax return check that is under my gfs name and mine and she called the cops on me since i held the check the sherif come into my house and treath me that he will take me to jail if i dont give her half of the money however she ows me her half from a previous loan. can the officer arrest me for refusing to give her half ?

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California

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Lawyer: Alex J. Esq., Attorney at Law replied 4 months ago
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Hello. My name is Alex.

Thank you for your question.

I will be happy to provide you with information you are seeking for educational purposes only.

Is the income tax refund check payable in both names?

If it is, how are you planning on cashing it without girlfriend's signature / endorsement?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
its on both of us name and she all ready signed we were at the bank together to cash it but she wanted it to keep it all so i took her of her hands and walk out and told her i will cash it and give her her part its for 10,000 and its suposed to be half and half but i lend her 3,000 so her remaining is 2,000 that im willing to give but she called the sherif and he come and treat me that he was going to arrest me if i didnt give her her half stating that i stole the check from her so i told him how could i stole something is also mine and i never disputed to give her her part. My question is can he arrest me based on the fact its also in her name? this sheriff is always herrasing me arrested me before from my previous marriage claiming i beat my ex wife but there was never any proofs of violence and i was never sentance to anything.
Lawyer: Alex J. Esq., Attorney at Law replied 4 months ago

Thank you for your follow up.

I cannot comment on your specific case, but generally, the check that is issued to two people would need to be divided equally and any disputes related to a previous loans would have to be handled through the court.

Generally, the sheriff would only be able to make an arrest and charge a person with some type of theft and/or fraud related to a joint tax refund, if the complainant / victim claims that she was either tricked / fraudulently induced to sign a joint check or that the check was taken from her by force.

I wish you the best of luck!

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Lawyer: Alex J. Esq., Attorney at Law replied 3 months ago

Please let me know if you have any related follow up questions?

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