I just graduated last semester and I just received a bill from my college claiming $125 in "room damages". I contacted the office of res life about it and they claimed that I "turned in the wrong key" and so they needed to replace the lock. Their claim is blatantly false as I did turn in the key that I was given. I emailed back and forth with the office pointing out it doesn't even make sense where I could have gotten the "wrong key" from. They basically dug their heels in and said they are not going to drop the charge as they have already replaced the lock.
My question is are there serious consequences to ignoring the charge as I have already graduated?
Should I just relent and pay the fee? I called the business office directly and they said they would only drop the charge with the approval of res life.