If a person gives me a check for $5,000 written on a deceased persons checking account of which he has no leagl access to and forges the name of the account holder is that considered a felony and what do I do about it.
Hi and thank you for using JustAnswer!Do you still have the check or did you cash it?
I still have the check because I knew it was a forgery.
Thank you. Contact your local police department and file a report of forgery. Be prepared to turn the check over to them for investigation and likely prosecution.It has been my pleasure to assist you today with your information needs. It is my goal that you are satisfied.
Would this be considered a felony because of the amount and what would the legal ramificatons be for the person who committed the fraud? I am fearful for my safety once this person finds out I report him.
The forgery makes it a felony. The legal ramifications can include criminal convictions, possible jails, fines, and restitution to the person's estate.
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