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A long standing and trusted friend asked me to accept a £300

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A long standing and trusted friend asked me to accept a £300 cheque 7 years ago, made out to me and then give him the cash.
I suspected nothing at all (he is a policeman) but now discover he was covering up an alleged illegal act.
Should I be concerned?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 years ago.
What is the illegal act?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I do not know for sure.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 years ago.
Well, what do you suspect?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I just dont know

Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 years ago.

Im obviously not going to be able to tell you whether you should be worried if you cannot tell me why you think you should.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

he tells me he has been quizzed by the police and mentioned that i should not be concerned.


I suspected nothing at the time, nothing.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 years ago.

Didn't you ask why he was quizzed by the police?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

to be honest I was so shocked, I didn't.


Why should I, or should I just forget it? He's not telling me just saying I should not be worried. That's why I have contacted you.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 years ago.

It would be normal to ask a person why he was quizzed when he says that he was.

To be honest, unless you can give me more information than this, I'm not going to be able to give you a reliable answer.