1099 in the case of fraud

February 1, 2021

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Q. My husband was asked to complete a job for a new client, who promised to pay half up front and half upon completion. The client asked whether he could send additional funds to pass along to a party planner for a surprise party for his wife; he wanted to keep the transaction secret.┬áMy husband agreed, and when the check arrived, he passed the amount along to the supposed party planner. The client's check bounced a few days later, but the check my husband wrote was promptly cashed. The funds…

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