A question about a check
Hello everyone! Happy New Year!
Here's my dilemma. Almost 3 months ago, I was in a small privately-owned store and bought $19 worth of items with a check. On the reciept, it said Paid by Check with the Check Number. So here we are, months down the road. I have been wanting to close my checking account, but this check has not cleared yet. I contacted the store about 2 weeks ago, and yesterday the owner finally calls me back. She said that they must have lost the check, so now it is up to me to bring in the amount of the check IN CASH. And, to top it off, she said that I can never write a check in her store again. Can she do this? She said that if I don't come into the store in the next week, she is going to file charges against me. I have never heard of such a thing.
Thank you for your time, and any input available.