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What is Check fraud?

Check fraud refers to a category of criminal acts. It is the unlawful use of Checks to illegally obtain or borrow funds from accounts. There are several types of Check fraud.

A specific type of Check fraud is Check kiting. This Check fraud occurs when an individual writes a Check knowing that the funds are not yet in the account and later deposits the funds to cover the amount of the Check.

In Mississippi what are the Check fraud consequences for altering a check amount and then cashing it?

There are civil penalties and there are criminal penalties. It would depend on what charges are brought against the individual.

Civil penalties for Check fraud in Mississippi will depend upon the amount of fraud. On Checks that are equal to $25 dollars or less could be additional damages of 100% of the Check amount. On Checks from $25.01 up to an including $200 could have additional damages that would be at least $25 dollars up to 50% of the Check amount. On Checks over $200 dollars additional damage could be 25% of the Check amount.

Criminal penalties for Check fraud in Mississippi will also depend upon the amount of fraud. On Checks that are $100 or less, a fine $25.00-$500 or no less than five days in county jail or more than sixty days or both can occur. For a Check that is more than $100, deemed a felony, the punishment of a fine is between $100 and $1000 or imprisonment of not more than three years. Both fine and imprisonment can occur.

What legal action can I take against a family member who committed Check fraud by stealing my personal checks and then cashing them?

The individual that was responsible for actually cashing the checks can be sued for the full amount that was obtained illegally. Suing a family member may be difficult as they are your family. But if you want your money back suing would be the legal action to take. You can also criminally charge them with Check fraud and forgery.

If an individual cashed a check knowing that the person who wrote the check doesn’t have money in the account to cover the check, is this Check fraud and is the individual who cashed the check liable?

If an individual knowing cashed a “bad” check, then the individual can be criminally charged with Check fraud and conspiracy to commit Check fraud. Conspiracy to commit Check fraud could occur because the individual acted along with another individual in this act.

Is there a statute of limitations for Check fraud in New Jersey?

In the state of New Jersey the statute of limitations for Check fraud is five years. However if an individual is a fugitive from justice or if prosecution is pending for the same offense then the 5 years does not begin until the individual is either apprehended, the first charge is dismissed, or they are found guilty.

Having the right information and understanding of Check fraud can help when dealing with Check fraud crimes. Experts can help answer what Check fraud is or what the consequences of Check fraud can be. Get the answers fast and affordably by asking an Expert online.
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