Recycling company says bank won't reimburse forged checks

By Annie Cosby | Jun 10, 2014

CHARLESTON -- A Kanawha County company is suing over claims a bank refuses to reimburse fraudulent checks it cashed.

J&D Recycling of West Virginia LLC filed a lawsuit May 23 in Kanawha Circuit Court against First Bank of Charleston Inc., citing breach of contract.

According to the complaint, from December to February a J&D Recycling employee altered and forged numerous checks which First Bank of Charleston Inc. cashed. J&D Recycling says the employee forging the checks was found and fired Feb. 12, a police report was filed and on Feb. 24, the defendant was informed of the police report and fraudulent checks totaling to more than $9,000, for which the bank has refused to reimburse J&D Recycling.

First Bank of Charleston is accused of breach of implied and specific contracts, failure to act in good faith, gross negligence, reckless conduct and fraud.

J&D Recycling is seeking the $9,000 reimbursed plus $10,000 in damages and attorney's fees.

It is being represented in the case by attorney Jennifer N. Taylor. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Charles E. King.

Kanawha Circuit Court Case No. 14-C-972

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