If you had talked to a bank official, something could have been worked out, he said.
The solution was easy if you had a checking account at the bank. In that case, you could have deposited the check and wrote a smaller check for cash.
QUESTION: Recently I bought a car stereo from Discount Stereo in El Centro. After the store installed the stereo, I started having electrical problems with my car. Fuses blew and there was a strong smell of burnt plastic. I asked the store owner if she could redo the installation. She blew up. She said I caused the electrical problems. Knowing nothing about electronics, I didn't touch the work done by the store. Is there anything I can do about this? — Music Man, El Centro
Take your car and your receipt for the stereo and the installation to the store. Talk to the owner, Fina.
She promised, "We'll check it out and fix it if we can. We'll do everything we can to make the customer happy."
Let us know how this turns out.
QUESTION: Twenty-five years ago my sister-in-law picked up her baby daughter and left my brother. They were living in Perris at the time.
Nobody in our family has seen the girl, Mary Frances, since. We heard the child and her mother were in Mexicali. Recently my brother Jesus Jacobo and I ran into his ex-wife's sister in Perris.
She said the mother and daughter were living in Calexico. Mary Frances has three boys, grandsons of my brother. I have lived in Calipatria, just an hour from Calexico, for years.
Mary Frances would be 28 years old. My sister-in-law was the former Mary Lou Ramos. Please help us. My brother would like to see his grandchildren. — Aunt Martha, Calipatria
OK, PROBE readers, if you know the former Mary Frances Jacobo, tell her to call her aunt Martha Oliva at 348-2743 in Calipatria.