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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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Nine bad cheque cases have already been referred to the Court of Misdemeanours.
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.
Though there are no available updated figures released by the Public Prosecution on the number of the bad cheque complaints received by Dubai police stations, media reports suggest local banks have received about 1.
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.
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.
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.
The cheque was given to me on a Thursday so I didn't find out until after the weekend that it was a bad cheque," K.
Dubai A court yesterday confirmed a one-year imprisonment against renowned Emirati businessman Abid Al Boom after he was confirmed guilty of issuing a bad cheque worth Dh1.
Dubai The Dubai Court of Family Misdemeanour is to hear a case in which a father has accused his son of issuing a bad cheque.
In March, Al Boom was sentenced to a year in jail after he was incriminated of signing a bad cheque worth Dh1.
Dubai: The Dubai public prosecution has referred Abid Al Boom, owner of Abid Al Boom Management and Development Properties, and his partners to the Dubai court of misdemeanour on charges of breach of trust, issuing a bad cheque and embezzlement.
NNA - The son of France's foreign minister faces criminal charges in the United States over allegations that he passed bad cheques to casinos in Las Vegas, according to a report in French weekly Le Point.