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15 years ago, I made a deposit to my atm and did cash back

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15 years ago, I made a deposit to my atm and did cash back of $200. A few days later, I found the check that I thought I had deposited in my coat pocket which means there was nothing in the deposit envelope. I immediately went to the bank to deposit the check but the atm took my card and said that my account was closed and i needed to see a teller. I got scared so I left without seeing a teller or making the corrected deposit. Do I need to be worried about being arrested for this? The bank no longer exists so I don't know how to clear this up or if it's ok to just forget about it. I just don't want it to come back and haunt me. (This happened in Massachusetts)

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No, you have no need to worry. The statute of limitations on this has long since ended, for both civil causes of action and criminal causes as well.

At worst, if you didn't have sufficient funds in your account to cover the withdrawl there could be a negative report on Cheqsystems regarding having a deficit in your account, but if you never heard from a collection agency, it was probably never reported to them either.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

But if they had reported it to the police, wouldn't there be a warrant for my arrest and I read there are no statute of limitations on warrants?

No, the statute of limitations applies to prosecutions, and you were never prosecuted for the offense.

Also, had there been a warrant, you most likely would have been arrested long ago for this.

You can contact your local police department to ensure there's no warrant out for your arrest, but as I mentioned, it is very highly unlikely that one would be out there and wouldn't have been served on you by now.

Finally, these matters are typically handled as civil matters, since you didn't cash a bad check, you just forgot to deposit the one you meant to deposit, and thereby, likely overdrew your account.
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