I have loan with EWB last year and issued 36 PDC's which I opened in the same bank that I got my loan. I have been paying the loan religiously for more than a year until unforeseen event strike me. I was retrench with my job a month ago and the last payment I got is enough only until I could find new job. The loan I got is to pay off my credit card balances, which I believe I miscalculate it and wrong move for me and even if I will have new job I believe I couldn’t pay it anymore as well since aside from my own family. I am responsible as well for paying the utilities and gives budget to my Mom for her daily needs. Since I could no longer fund my check I worry that I will be charge with ESTAFA or criminal case. One of my friend told me that to make the account close by paying the exact amount so that when the check got cleared this month next month since the checking account is zero balance this will be tag as closed account, then I will not be charged with a bouncing check law. I’m not sure of her advice on this matter but she mentioned that there was also a time that she could paid her loan and she just let the checking account to be close. My apologies if I’m not making sense at all but what I would like to know is that:
1. Will I be charge with the ESTAFA even if the checking account is closed?
2. Will I be charged with criminal case?
3. What are the grounds to be considered ESTAFA? Will my case will be a grounds for it
4. What case can they charge me?
Hope someone can enlighten me on this matter.