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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.
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At present, creditors have no alternative but to seek police help in forcing debtors to honour bad cheques.
John Cox, 21, of Newbury Street, Walton, was jailed for 10 weeks for cashing two bad cheques.
The number of bad cheque issuers reported to the preliminary central registry fell an annual 28 per cent in the first quarter to 128, the central bank said.
Colonel Kalander said the initiative contributed a great deal in solving financial disputes and provided a chance to defendants involved in bad cheque cases to pay off their debts directly at the police stations before referring the file to the public prosecution and the court.
Colonel Kalander said the initiative contributed a great deal in solving financial disputes and provide a chance to defendants involved in bad cheque cases to pay off their debts directly at the police stations before referring the file to the public prosecution and the court.
While the prosecution has completed investigation into some of these bad cheque cases, it is still probing other similar cases filed against my client and we don't rule out that more bad cheque complaints could come up from police stations as well.
Colonel Omar Abdullah Al Suwaidi, director of Sharjah Police General Centres, said the initiative contributed a great deal in solving financial disputes and provided a chance to defendants involved in bad cheque cases to pay their debts directly at the police station.
Colonel Al Suwaidi said the initiative contributed a great deal in solving financial disputes and provide a chance to defendants involved in bad cheque cases to pay off their debts directly at the police stations before referring the file to the public prosecution and the court.
Though there have not been any recent figures on what percentage of criminal cases are bad cheque cases courts handled last year, officials say it is not a small part.
There are two conditions to reporting a bad cheque, according to the app -- the first is that it should be issued within Dubai and second, that the validity period of the cheque to be cashed has not expired.
A lawyer delivered the cheque to the 33-year-old who took legal action against the businessman for issuing a bad cheque.
An expert suggested that banks and other financial firms be stopped from demanding these security cheques in the first place and if other cheques are dishonoured creditors be demanded to recourse to civil courts or normal insolvency procedures rather than resorting to a speedier course -- filing a criminal complaint for a bad cheque.
The post Orphanides found guilty in bad cheque case appeared first on Cyprus Mail .
One of the obstacles often cited by those who have fled the country is that it is a criminal offence to issue a bad cheque here.
He is being prosecuted in two other bad cheque cases - one worth $ 1.