So, my friend David Da King (I am amused by that name every time I write it), finally came across with some bucks. $1990 to be precise. For a $600 desk. Seems a little overkill, but hey, I'll go along with the fun.
It was drawn on a bank out of New York, called Signature Bank. I called them up and talked to a very nice man who told me that the check was counterfeit. *GASP*...I was shocked. Or....not.
Interestingly enough, it was drawn on an account for Clean Power Technologies Inc, at 600 Lexington Avenue, NY, NY. I can't read the signature, but it's certainly not David DaKing.
So, I'm going to contact my local police department and see what we can do to chase this prick down. The UPS package can likely be traced back to whomever sent it, so I have to believe they'll be able to hunt him/her down...But it's all about the desire to bust him. That seems to be the biggest issue. Yes, I realize that there are much bigger fish to fry, but let's face it, this sort of crime is the type of crime that hurts the Americans that can scarcely afford to get hosed.
I'll keep everyone informed as to how it goes, but hopefully, I'll get some love from the local PD.