i really could not think of another title to my thread. Please read the full story and comment.
So had a 2001 toyota tacoma for sale clean title. It had 104k miles, it was in really clean condition, SR5 model, rear locker, all electrical no mechanical problems, Clean carfax. I was asking $9500 for it. My bother has a "friend" that works\owns a used car dealer. My brother's friend offered to sell the truck for the asking price. I agreed to it. My brother's friend finally found a buyer for the truck for $9200. I agreed to it and my brother said he would take care of the rest. I signed the pink slip and gave it to my brother. I guess my brother gave the pink slip to his friend at the dealership. At this point we have not received payment for the truck except two checks one for $4000 and one for $5000. Both checks have bounced. The checks are being issued by the dealer and not the financing company. What actions can i take to get the money for my truck? is there anything i can do legally?
Before any one comments i know my brother and I are idiots, but we have never dealt with a situation like this before. My brother trusted his "friend" and now i dont know what to do except get a lawyer.
I am located in North County San Diego if that makes any difference.