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Old 03-24-2014, 05:48 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Old Mechanic View Post
I accidentally mailed a check for, a loan payment to First American Bank, to the State of Virginia. Stuck the check in the wrong envelope.
Danged if they didn't cash it.

I've had the same experience, but involving the wrong check in wrong envelope to both a supplier and a utility company. Both checks were cashed. The utility was overpaid and the supplier was underpaid. Fortunately I was able to rectify the situation after I discovered the error.

What you may not realize is that nowadays checks are all processed by automated systems. No human reviews whether a check is made out to the correct business or not.
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