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You can informally work something out with your son to repay the money to prevent him from being charged with a crime and going to jail.
Forgery can carry up to 4 1/2 years per charge, so it could get serious as each check can be considered a separate charge.
So If I press charges it would be very serious. If I go back to the bank they would press charges and it would be the same out come? the only way is for me to work it out with him and not do anything unless I want him to have a felony and go to jail, Does this sound about right?
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