Can I press charges against someone for writing me 2 bad personal checks?

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I loaned a friend $960. I had her sign a paper saying she owed it to me by last month. She has written me 2 checks which the first 1 bounced for $450. The second is post dated for next week and I expect it will bounce also. Is there anything I can do? She will not answer my calls or the door for me.

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