Shoot Pool, not people
In the end, the point is he called someone a criminal and has no evidence that person committed a crime.
Somebody may have, of course it's possible "that person" may have, but that's all it is. Had a bad experience with the tournament, didn't pay attention to his own business (and yes that's his fault and he could have easily gotten his whole $144.62 back if he'd paid attention to his bank statements - the bank was 100% on the hook for the altered check).
Rail against her all you want for running a lousy operation, not refunding money, and on and on - but don't look for a bunch of attention by posting about something that happened over six months ago, cost you $4.62 you completely failed to notice and call someone a criminal and claim she altered a check when you have no evidence that she did so.
Anyway, I enjoy reading 99.9% of what is on here, learning a lot about cues, tables, where the game is at right now and where it's been so going back to reading some positive things this evening! No point getting into any more back and forth over less than $5.00 that someone honestly didn't care that much about to take care of it at the time.
Maybe we can agree on a couple of things here. 1. The check DID get altered and was deposited to a bank account that she had control over. 2. The tournament was canceled at the last minute and he never received a refund of the $144.62. Now the question is, what can we deduce from that? As for issue #1, that is a given as to what happened. As to issues #2, that is also a given unless we do not believe the OP's story about never receiving a refund. Perhaps here, we need to know who and how many others also did not receive refunds. That would go a long way toward making his case against her for misuse of his funds. If true, it is not a criminal offense, only a civil matter, and other than outing her on here he does not have much recourse.