I handed Sarah the VideoBeat funding check for six thousand five hundred dollars and she casually ran it as we talked. Then she stopped speaking and stared at her computer screen. She typed in a few numbers and looked again. I could see she was concerned. She scrolled down a little and tried to take in what she was seeing.
“Hang on a second, I’ll be right back,” she said. Sarah got up and walked over to another bank officer who followed her back to her desk and studied at Sarah’s screen with her.
“There’s no doubt what it says,” said the officer conclusively.
Sarah looked at them and then at me. I’d never seen her eyes so sad.
“There’s a problem with this check,” she said.
I shook my head. “Don’t tell me it’s no good!” Visions of MV3 began to float through my head.
“It’s not just that,” Sarah answered hesitantly. “It’s… got an FBI hold on it. It’s been flagged for suspicion of embezzlement and money laundering.”