I don't understand this. Did his check actually bounce? If so, his bank would have notified him. It is upon him to settle it, not the girl scouts. If his bank didn't notify him (which, I'm sure they did, if the check bounced). The $700 is stupid, but, he should have to pay for his mistake. If he gave them a bad check (maybe left over from an account he closed or something), that is on him.