B-99870, OCT. 2, 1956

B-99870: Oct 2, 1956

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JR.: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF SEPTEMBER 10. YOU SAY THAT YOU WERE ON DUTY OVERSEAS AT THE TIME THE CHECK WAS ISSUED. IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE FOR YOU TO CASH THE CHECK. ADVISED YOU THAT THE CHECK IN QUESTION WAS MAILED TO YOU AT JEFFERSON BARRACKS. WHERE IT APPARENTLY WAS FORWARDED TO YOU OVERSEAS. SINCE IT WAS CASHED BY AN ARMY FINANCE OFFICER OVERSEAS AFTER IT WAS ENDORSED BY YOU SHOWING YOUR RANK AND SERIAL NUMBER. WAS SUBMITTED TO THE EXAMINER OF QUESTIONED DOCUMENTS. IT IS CLEAR FROM THE EVIDENCE OF RECORD THAT THE CHECK WAS CASHED BY YOU OVERSEAS EVEN THOUGH YOU MAY HAVE FORGOTTEN ABOUT RECEIVING AND CASHING THE CHECK. SINCE YOU HAVE RECEIVED THE PROCEEDS OF THE CHECK. THERE IS NO AMOUNT DUE YOU WHICH MAY BE CREDITED TO YOUR RETIREMENT ACCOUNT.

B-99870, OCT. 2, 1956

TO MR. WESLEY SCOTT, JR.:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF SEPTEMBER 10, 1956, CONCERNING CIVIL SERVICE RETIREMENT CHECK 6,801,951, FOR $56.68, DRAWN TO YOUR ORDER OCTOBER 19, 1944, BY G. F. ALLEN, SYMBOL 100, WHICH HAS BEEN PAID.

YOU SAY THAT YOU WERE ON DUTY OVERSEAS AT THE TIME THE CHECK WAS ISSUED, THEREFORE, IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE FOR YOU TO CASH THE CHECK. YOU ALSO SAY "PLEASE ADVISE WHETHER OR NOT THIS CHECK CAN BE APPLIED TO MY RETIREMENT TIME.' YOU APPARENTLY WISH TO BE ADVISED WHETHER THE PROCEEDS OF THE CHECK MAY BE CREDITED TO YOUR RETIREMENT ACCOUNT.

IN REPLY TO YOUR REQUEST FOR REVIEW OF THE SETTLEMENT WHICH DISALLOWED YOUR CLAIM FOR THE PROCEEDS OF THE CHECK, THE FORMER COMPTROLLER GENERAL, IN LETTER DATED JANUARY 11, 1951, ADVISED YOU THAT THE CHECK IN QUESTION WAS MAILED TO YOU AT JEFFERSON BARRACKS, MISSOURI, WHERE IT APPARENTLY WAS FORWARDED TO YOU OVERSEAS, SINCE IT WAS CASHED BY AN ARMY FINANCE OFFICER OVERSEAS AFTER IT WAS ENDORSED BY YOU SHOWING YOUR RANK AND SERIAL NUMBER. ALSO, THE CHECK, TOGETHER WITH CLAIM FORMS DATED JUNE 3, 1950, NOTICE OF NONRECEIPT DATED MARCH 4, 1950, PHOTO-COPIES OF YOUR APPLICATIONS FOR REFUND OF RETIREMENT DEDUCTIONS DATED FEBRUARY 21, 1944 AND MARCH 25, 1946, WAS SUBMITTED TO THE EXAMINER OF QUESTIONED DOCUMENTS, A HANDWRITING EXPERT, WHO, AFTER EXAMINATION AND COMPARISON OF THE ENDORSEMENT ON THE CHECK WITH ALL YOUR SIGNATURES, REPORTED THAT IN HIS OPINION YOU WROTE YOUR NAME ON THE CHECK.

IT IS CLEAR FROM THE EVIDENCE OF RECORD THAT THE CHECK WAS CASHED BY YOU OVERSEAS EVEN THOUGH YOU MAY HAVE FORGOTTEN ABOUT RECEIVING AND CASHING THE CHECK. ACCORDINGLY, SINCE YOU HAVE RECEIVED THE PROCEEDS OF THE CHECK, THERE IS NO AMOUNT DUE YOU WHICH MAY BE CREDITED TO YOUR RETIREMENT ACCOUNT.