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Charges for Own Check

September 08, 1985

For the past few weeks letters regarding bank charges have appeared in your column, but I don't think any can rival the experience I recently had in Houston.

While doing business there, a client issued me a check drawn on the First Houston Bank. I went to my client's branch to cash this check and was promptly informed that First Houston Bank would charge me a $5 service charge for cashing its own check. I protested. They were adamant.

Is this the wave of the future?

If the check had been written for only $10, would First Houston give me $5 and keep $5?

JAMES LEWIS

Santa Monica

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