bogus check

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bogus 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 bogus 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: bogus, check
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LAHORE -- A suspect hoodwinked police and lawyers of a complainant and evaded arrest after a judge of the Lahore High Court on Wednesday denied him bail in a case of issuing a bogus cheque.
17 (Petra) -- Police uncovered the circumstances of a major bogus cheque scam that could have cost an Amman man JD865,000 he was supposed to receive for the sale of a villa and a plot of land.
This wasn't the only murder Hank ever committed, but when he eventually got arrested it was for a bogus cheque, not for any of the beatings, burglaries or killings.
CONMEN have targeted a cancer charity with a bogus cheque worth more than pounds 3,000.
He was furious at being left pounds 11,000 out of pocket when a crook bought the Audi A3 Sport from the dealership where he works using a bogus cheque.
Auction sites are being targeted by conmen who bid for and buy an expensive item before paying with a bogus cheque that bounces, officers have warned.
Adrian Keeling, prosecuting, said in September 2004 Suresh had gone to a Lloyds Bank branch and put in a bogus cheque for pounds 53,839 into an account in his name.
Rain said he received a bogus cheque for $1,500 for his own share of the work.
Anas Saleem, suspect of issuing Rs100,000 bogus cheque was taken to the Lahore High Court (LHC) where he acted as he had a heart attack moments after he was denied bail.
According to media reports, Sajid Ali lodged a complaint with local police in the area of Westridge that one Khalid Mehmood acquired Rs 20, 00,000 fraudulently and gave him a bogus cheque .
Meanwhile,in village 58/SP,over bogus cheque of rupees two lakh, case was registered against Zulfiqar alias Mithoo.
The theft came to light when the hotel's bankers contacted Mr Nellis about a bogus cheque.
He also tried to buy a top-of-the-range pounds 35,000 BMW X4 sports car from a garage, using a bogus cheque to pay the pounds 500 deposit and making further unsuccessful dishonest attempts to pay nearly pounds 20,000 off the balance, the court was told.
It told the true story of teenage US conman Frank William Abagnale Jr, who made millions with bogus cheque swindles.
Suresh put in a bogus cheque for pounds 53,839 into a Lloyds account in his name.