That this unhinged conspiracy mongering has been shared so many times is deeply revealing. There are smart, honest people grappling with this case on both sides and in the middle. Then there are people like this: https://twitter.com/zacakamadu/status/1258781555981537281
There is enough in the public record already to make it obvious that, if this is real, it means she bounced a check after losing her job and heading home to San Luis Obispo County. Some of the people sharing this are just confused, which is whatever, but others are willfull.
My *guess* just looking at it is it’s real. That there’s no subsequent court record suggests payment was made and the charge was dropped. That’s what happened in the 90s when you bounced a check https://twitter.com/beyerstein/status/1258891343105085441?s=21 https://twitter.com/beyerstein/status/1258891343105085441
This saga exposes another class gap at work. I can’t count the number of times my balance hit NSF in my 20s, but by then the bank would charge you if you used a debit card, not the cops. In the 90s you could very easily catch this charge bouncing a paper check. It was normal.
None of it makes sense if you give it 5 seconds thought. Yet it’s catching on anyway. As Trump used to say before he was mocked out of it: Sad!
This helps explain what happened, though has an error. The county had a diversion program. The business had to try to cash the check 2X, then could take it to the program. The check writer would be charged. Prosecution only comes if they don’t make right https://twitter.com/fliedgaff/status/1258800115831107584?s=21 https://twitter.com/FliedGaff/status/1258800115831107584
Tara’s attorney says she paid this off and the charges were dropped, which is generally what would happen with a bounced check charge. Probably some fees thrown in there.
The error in that above person’s post, if you read the program description, is that the person would only be *prosecuted* — not charged — if they didn’t make right. The charge is what gets you into the program. Same with drug courts, you get charged but then not prosecuted.