Cheque bounced but amount credited


I deposited a check from someone which bounced but the money still got deposited into account. Now the bank that deposited the money contacted the person who gave me the check and is asking him to pay the money back, can I be made legally liable to give the money back? Can they take the money back from my account?


It’s Bank Mistake, if they credited the money even though the account holder who issued cheque had insufficient money in his account. This issue is between Bank and Account Holder. You are not liable.