Check Fraud Takes Many Forms, Has Serious Potential Consequences

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Fraudulent-check offenses can come in many varieties. The most straightforward scenario involves someone who writes a check knowing the money is not, and never will be, in the account — or that the account itself does not even exist. Check fraud, however, is often more complicated and less calculated than this.

The economy has hit everyone hard, and some have suffered more than others. One person may write a check believing that she can get the money into the checking account on time. Another person may not even realize the check he is writing is for an account that has insufficient funds.

Fraudulent or bad checks can have a lasting impact on the lives of those who write them, affecting employment, housing and educational opportunities. Please read the bad checks page on our website to learn more about strategies for people accused of check fraud.