What to to do if a buyer stops payment on a check for the purchase of items that they already have in their possession?

Question Details: My parents sold their house and the day before closing the buyers purchased $250 in items -planters, vacuum, buffet table and wrote a check for them. The next day at closing, the buyers stopped payment on the $250 check and it was returned as a stop pay to my parent's account. Does this qualify as theft by deception? The buyer claims that it was stopped because there was a mark on the linoleum in the utility room where the dryer had discolored the linoleum but the realtor and I had given the buyer $200 towards the cost of this so that the closing would proceed. The buyers were dishonest. What can I do?

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