NORWALK, Conn. – Owners of a South Norwalk check cashing store say they are feeling quite relieved now that Norwalk Economic Opportunity Now (NEON) has made good on paychecks that bounced.
The Cash-A-Check store on North Main Street was out about $15,000 after cashing 18 paychecks on Nov. 5, Dwight Hilleman said.
His son, Bob Hilleman, shared the news with NancyOnNorwalk.
“On Friday, NEON issued a check to our business to make up for all of the returned checks,” the younger Hilleman said in an email Tuesday. “We are very relieved and this has taken a huge weight off our shoulders.”
The store has been cashing checks for NEON employees for 23 years, Dwight Hilleman said. Some of them are very good customers, he said. The bounced checks added up to what the business might customarily lose over two years, he said.
NEON Board Chairman Mike Berkoff has blamed former interim CEO and President Chiquita Stephenson for the bad checks. Berkoff said Tuesday that Stephenson issued the checks when she had been ordered not to.
Attempts to contact Stephenson have been unsuccessful.