<div style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">This sounds very suspicious. Since when would a personal check be written for aclaim with UPS? Who wrote the check?Your aunt would be the one to receive the $ since she sent and insured the package. Did UPS pay her and she sent you the money?
Also why are you wondering if you are being fed a story? By whom - your aunt, UPS? It sounds like you are doubting your aunt but if you got $712.00 unless the clothes had sentimental value you are probably ahead.