Here in Illinois there is common law civil fraud.In the United States, common law generally identifies nine elements needed to establish fraud: (1) a representation
of fact; (2) its falsity; (3) its materiality; (4) the representer’s knowledge of its falsity or ignorance of its truth; (5) the representer’s intent that it should be acted upon by the person in the manner reasonably contemplated; (6) the injured party’s ignorance of its falsity; (7) the injured party’s reliance on its truth; (8) the injured party’s right to rely thereon; and (9) the injured party’s consequent and proximate injury. See, e.g., Strategic Diversity, Inc. v. Alchemix Corp., 666 F.3d 1197, 1210 n.3, 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 1175, at *25 n.3 (9th Cir. 2012) (quoting Staheli v. Kauffman, 122 Ariz. 380, 383, 595 P.2d 172, 175 (1979)); Rice v. McAlister, 268 Ore. 125, 128, 519 P.2d 1263, 1265 (1975); Heitman v. Brown Grp., Inc., 638 S.W.2d 316, 319, 1982 Mo. App. LEXIS 3159, at *4 (Mo. Ct. App. 1982); Prince v. Bear River Mut. Ins. Co., 2002 UT 68, ¶ 41, 56 P.3d 524, 536-37 (Utah 2002). Fraud, 5 years735 Ill. Comp. Stat. 5/13-205 And it is five years to bring a civil suit for this. The other issue is a criminal one. Check forgery has a three SOL for prosecution. http://www.criminaldefenselawyer.com/criminal-case-statute-of-limitations/IL-felonies-misdemeanors
.htm Here if the criminal SOL has passed you can still sue for damages.It gives you a civil remedy here to try and collect your funds.That may be your best option if this has been more than 3 years. I appreciate the chance to help you today.Please let me know if you have more follow up.Thanks again.