If someone wrote me 3 bad checks and I deposited them thinking they were good checks, what will happen to me and the person who wrote them?

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If someone wrote me 3 bad checks and I deposited them thinking they were good checks, what will happen to me and the person who wrote them?

Asked on March 12, 2013 under Criminal Law, Texas

Answers:

Kevin Bessant / Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

The person who wrote the bad checks could be prosecuted for writing the bad checks, but you too must be careful because the institution in which you deposited the checks could suggest that you fraudulently presented a bad check to them and you could be prosecuted. While this is rare, I have had this happen to my clients before. In Michigan you can be charged with "uttering and publishing" for knowingly presenting a bad or fraudulent check for cashing. 


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