OK... actually had some concern expressed about my post a few days ago.
I am not in any trouble. Someone I thought was a friend opened a business, and hired me. Worked there for 2 months, and never got paid.
That business is now Tango Uniform: they closed their doors yesterday. Criminal charges are on the owner (he has a few felony charges waiting for him in another part of the state), and POSSIBLY on his partner (who basically wrote rubber checks to all their vendors).
However, this could be a good thing: has spurred me to try something, details to follow if I can make it work... ;)