A Hardin business owner said she's finding it hard to be angry with American Police Force founder Michael Hilton, despite the fact that a check he wrote to her bed and breakfast bounced. Marcianna Smith said Hilton wrote Kendrick House Inn a check for about $1,000, but when she cashed it, it was returned with "account frozen" stamped on it. Hilton has used numerous aliases, spent time in prison in California in the 1990s, has a history of fraudulent dealings and has at least $1.1 million in outstanding civil judgments against him. Still, Smith said Hilton was very charming. She said he paid cash for a stay at her bed and breakfast in August, as APF was negotiating a contract to take over management of the Hardin jail. When he asked to write a check when he rented out the whole establishment for three or four days in September, Smith said she didn't think she had any reason to worry.