1) March 28, 2012 a customer walked in with a fish to have mounted. Signs my contract and pays the 50% deposit...made out to my business name. 2) March 30, 2012 my CU won't cash the check because I no longer have a business account with them. 3) April 1, 2012 I return the deposit check to the customer with a SASE for a deposit check made out to ME. 4) Two weeks pass and no new deposit check. Make 3 phone calls over 2 days and get an UNUSUAL recorded message that the phone company is having problems and I should calll back later. ??? 5) April 24, 2012 I send another letter to the customer rehashing the issue and asking for the deposit. 6) Contract states that no work will commence until the depeosit is received, but because of tight freezer space I skinned the fish the next day after he left it and it is now in a bucket of DA. 7) It is now May 9, 2012 and no deposit check OR correspondence from the customer. With that background, it is now 6 weeks since the customer was asked for a new deposit check made out to me. I have reveived NO correspondence of any kind. I think I know what I'll do but would like to hear what YOU would do if this happened to you. I really want to be certain that I don't do anything that I can be liable for. Thanks!