Check Fraud

08/13/2015

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Check Fraud

A person who willfully, with the intent to defraud, draws or passes a check or draft to obtain money, delivery of other valuable property, services, the use of property, or credit extended by any licensed gaming establishment, when the person has insufficient funds may be guilty of a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the amount.

If you write a bad check of $650 or more, or multiple bad checks in a 90 day period of $650 or more, you will be charged with a category D felony and owe restitution.  If the amount is less than $650 then it is treated as a misdemeanor offense.  However, if you have 3 prior misdemeanor bad check offenses and the new charge will be enhanced to category D felony.

Intent to write a bad check can be presumed if you wrote a check on an account that did not exist or you failed to make good on the payment within 5 days after given notice there was no funds.  Intent plays a big role on what defenses you have; if you wrote a check when funds were available this may be a defense.

It is possible for your attorney to get the charges dismissed depending on the facts. Contact Connor & Connor at 702-750-9139 for a free consultation.

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