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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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.
According to Media Reports, after the completion of three-day remand in the bogus cheque case, the FIA presented Aqeel in the court of a senior civil judge.
Five months earlier he was the "frontman" for fraud, cashing a bogus cheque for pounds 628 at the Money Shop in Hartlepool, then failing to cash another for pounds 750 in the Sunderland shop.
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.
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.
He was released from prison in Ireland in June last year, after serving another sentence for issuing a bogus cheque to a charity, while pretending to be a former Lord Mayor of Birmingham.
Alexandrova was caught trying to cash a bogus cheque at the Leam Lane Post Office in Gateshead.
These heartless crooks hoped Deafway would send them the money before their bogus cheque bounced.