Is this a crime in Crimes Defined Posted August 28 · Report reply 59 minutes ago, John J said: A man is saying that he gave a cash deposit and wants it back, but has no reciept. Saying to whom? Gave a deposit to whom? In what amount? For what purpose? In what state? Is there any sort of written agreement? I'd like to think a person would not give another person a cash deposit in any significant amount without any sort of signed, written agreement and/or a receipt, but I've been posting here long enough to know that people sometimes do galactically stupid things. 1 hour ago, John J said: Can he file charges ? No. Only the district attorney/prosecuting attorney can file criminal charges. Obviously, anyone can report anything to the police. Assessing whether it is likely that the police will do anything about a particular situation requires knowing the relevant details. 1 hour ago, John J said: He now says that I damaged the vehicle because it is not finished. That doesn't make any sense. Not finishing the repairs is one thing. Damaging the vehicle is something completely different, and it makes no sense to claim that you "damaged the vehicle because it is not finished." 1 hour ago, John J said: Can he file charges on an accusation like that ? Neither failing to finish repairs nor accidentally (I'm assuming) damaging a vehicle is a crime. 1 hour ago, John J said: Can a person get away with something like this ? I'm not really sure what "something like this" means, but nothing you've described suggests any criminal activity has occurred. If anything, you might have some civil liability, so I'd strongly suggest you put your business liability insurance carrier on notice of this man's allegations.