After weeks of anticipation, some folks are starting to get their much-anticipated Lost Wages Assistance unemployment checks.

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But some have  hit a snag with the money issued by the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce.


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“It took me three days to get it cashed,” said an anonymous caller. “As soon as I got the check Saturday, I went to my bank, and they wouldn’t take it. I tried to go to whoever I knew cashed checks on Saturday, and even the check cashing places wouldn’t cash in my check.”

We reached out to the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce. Their spokesperson sent a statement saying the followinng:

“We are working with our banking vendor, Bank of America, to help individuals cash and deposit checks around the state with several types of businesses, while continuing to identify fraudulent activity. However, we

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Many small businesses–especially retailers–empower consumers by accepting several different forms of payment for products or services. Some retailers allow customers to cash a business check, typically a payroll check, and either charge a nominal fee for the service or cash the check for free if the customer’s bill exceeds a certain amount. Although cashing a business check may improve customer loyalty and satisfaction, business owners should think carefully about the risks and rewards, and then set appropriate acceptance policies.

Policy Standards

Establish clear rules about what kinds of checks can be accepted. In general, companies do not accept post-dated checks, checks more than 90 days old or checks worth more than $10,000. The $10,000 limit relates to federal money-laundering laws; any transaction involving $10,000 in cash requires a currency transaction report to be filed with the Internal Revenue Service.

Train your clerks to inspect business checks to verify that each

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Guard Stella Johnson, who led Division I women in scoring this past season, was cut twice as a WNBA rookie but then was signed last week by defending champion Washington. Wednesday, she made the most of that chance, scoring 25 points in a 98-91 victory over the Atlanta Dream that ended the Mystics’ seven-game losing streak.

“My teammates were like, ‘You’re here to shoot, just be aggressive,’ ” said Johnson, who averaged 24.8 points as a senior at Rider and scored 2,167 points in her college career. “If they believe in me, then I should be out on this WNBA court.”

Johnson, 22, was a third-round selection (No. 29) by Phoenix in April’s draft. But

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Community Financial Service Center is helping businesses navigate phased reopenings, supporting cash flow by cashing business checks on the spot, preventing the need to wait days for funds to clear

NEW YORK, June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Many businesses are feeling the strain of being closed for over three months. Having access to cash to buy supplies and meet payroll is essential to getting businesses up and running, and Community Financial Service Centers (CFSC) is helping support those businesses by cashing their business checks on the spot. Without the need to wait days or more for funds to clear, businesses have access to cash that can help make reopening a much smoother process.

“We’re in this together,” says Gina M. Palumbo, Director of Marketing at CFSC. “It’s a great opportunity for us to serve the businesses in our community and help them get back on their feet. With

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