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bad check

A written order to a bank for a certain amount of funds that has been dishonored, either because such funds are not available or because the given checking account does not exist. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. A lot of bad checks have been circulating in the area lately, claiming to be from the local university; in reality, they are scams trying to swindle people out of money.
See also: bad, check
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In addition, ill intent is difficult to prove, significantly more so than with bad checks.
On March 31, 2015, a federal court entered a consent order against NCG and its related entities, which requires them to pay a $50,000 civil money penalty and prohibits them from operating a bad check diversion program unless under the supervision of a state or district attorney's office, and prohibits them from sending any letters to individuals about entering such a program unless the office has reviewed and provided written confirmation to the company that there is reason to believe the individuals being contacted violated the law.
Sometimes the laws around bad checks state that partial payments constitute a payment arrangement and can affect your ability to collect the full amount.
Even as the York enterprise was collapsing amid accusations of bad checks, bad debts and bad faith, Wirs was flying to the small town of Carthage, Texas, to create two daily newspapers and a nationwide media industry trade journal from two weeklies with a combined circulation of 13,000.
Don't drive away good customers with policies, actions, and attitudes that are intended for the bad check writers.
The findings indicate that a few bad checks written at merchants, combined with bank charges, could mean hundreds of dollars in fees for a consumer.
Shes going to be charged for all these bad checks, theres no question about that," he said.
The legislation, Senate Bill 525, includes collecting restitution for bad checks with the broader practice of collecting debt, and Gardner believes that puts bad check restitution under the Fair Debt Collection Act.
Under current rules, anyone who writes a bad check may be subject to a three-year jail sentence and a fine of SR50,000 or both.
Bad check law is governed by state law--all states have such laws.
Wirs had pleaded guilty March 29, 1991, to passing a bad check to a private airplane pilot who took him from Harrisburg, Pa.
If an ordinary citizen wrote a bad check, he could pay a penalty of up to $25 or face interest on the overdraft," declared Time.
Marks would pay for the vehicle with a bad check and then disappear, quickly reselling the cars and pocketing the money, police reports said.
According to SIMAH, a bad check is issued when a person writes a check without adequate funds, withdraws the funds before the check is cashed or deposited, orders the bank not to process the check, or writes it in a manner that prevents the bank from processing it.
Collecting the bad check and diminishing the proliferation of bad check writing in your community is a byproduct of doing the right thing-prosecuting