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bounced check

A written order to a bank for a certain amount of funds that has been dishonored because such funds are not available in the account in question. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. The bank notified me of several bounced checks that my husband has been writing around the country.
See also: bounce, check
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Mohammed Fadel Al Shamsi, director of investigation at the Airport Police, said: "Most of those arrested at the airport last year were involved in bounced cheque cases.
Writing a bounced cheque remains a criminal offence for the majority of the UAE's residents.
We disagree with the bounced cheque regulations which result in police action.
The haul emerges as the bank prepare to increase the penalty for a bounced cheque by pounds 5 to pounds 35.
The average bounced cheque now costs around pounds 32.
The Qatari lodged a criminal case against the Emirati, who has been sentenced to six months in jail by the Dubai Court of Misdemeanour because of the bounced cheque case.
Bounced cheque cases which result from business dealings, leasing contracts, credit cards or real estate and contracting project deals worth millions of dirhams, constitute a huge workload for criminal courts which handle these cases on a daily basis.
You are considered a poster boy of bounced cheque cases.
The Bank of Scotland's charge for a bounced cheque is now joint highest of the big high street banks.
The total amount is Dh50 million, the biggest bounced cheque is worth Dh34 million and the case was lodged at Bur Dubai police station, where he was brought in on August 23.
The customer would sign the blank cheque not having any idea about the amount the bank would decide to write in it at the point of default, and not aware that it may well have the same effect as a bounced cheque which could land him in legal trouble and in jail, he says.
The company earlier said that it is planning to increase overdraft fees from USD35 per bounced cheque to USD39.
Media reports have emerged in the last two days claiming that Haye was stopped at Dubai International Airport over a bounced cheque and that his passport was confiscated.
He added that the ramifications of a bounced cheque can be huge for individuals and their families.
Summary: A Public Prosecution employee has been given a suspended one-year prison term for embezzling Dh48,000 worth of fine he had collected from an accused in a bounced cheque case.