fake cheque

fake cheque

1. A written order to a bank that has been forged. Primarily heard in UK, Canada. A lot of fake cheques 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.
2. 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 UK, Canada. My ex-husband has been writing fake cheques all over town to pay for his gambling debt.
See also: cheque, fake
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ISLAMABAD -- Supreme Court (SC) has sought details from the federal government and provinces about the NGOs in the fake cheque case of deputy director of a social organization.
Circle Officer Mohammad Paryal Morio told media-men that concerned official of Provincial Highways Department made forgery in the official record of highway lands at Deh Sher Mohammad of Tehsil MiroKhan, district Kamber-Shahdadkot and issued fake cheque worth of Rs 2 million in favour of a contractor Noor Mohammad Gopang.
A TOTAL of 136 beer kegs were stolen from Guinness by using a fake cheque for [euro]23,000, a court heard yesterday.
The Free Patritic Movement leader went on to label any non-partisan government as imbuing fraudulence and resembling a fake cheque, especially that such kind of governments would seek to exercise caretaking duties to replace the current one, according to him.
A FRAUDSTER who used a fake cheque to try to buy two lap-tops and a vacuum cleaner was arrested after staff at a Coventry shop detained him.
They monitored his activities and unearthed his involvement in the fake cheque racket.
Later on October 8, Ghani gave the hotel management a fake cheque valuing 3,192 dollars, following which Ghani was taken into custody.
A FRAUDSTER who tried to cash a fake cheque for thousands of pounds has been spared jail.
The gangAEs members, all from Pakistan, were carrying 31 credit cards, fake cheque books, pre-paid telephone cards, a foreign bankAEs stamp and printing materials.
The men claimed to represent a company called Kel & Co and used a fake cheque to pay for 20 tonnes of the Californian luxury nuts which are often used in vegetarian curries.
The prosecution said the pair, accompanied by a third man named as Paul DeBrett, tried to open accounts at Dublin branches of the AngloIrish and Irish Intercontinental banks using the fake cheque.
Two more criminal cases were registered against him this year after he deprived a person of his hard-earned money with a promise of giving him employment in the Utility Stores Corporation of Pakistan, and for handing over a fake cheque to another person.
The heartless thief wanted to fleece the little girl by using a fake cheque to steal money from a bank in Abingdon in the UK.
The arrests were part of an investigation into the case by a commission, Naeemi said, adding the central bank's branch head, cashier and some other employees had stolen the 64 million afghanis through a fake cheque.
According to a police spokesman, Fazal Manan Khan, owner of Fazal Manan Khan and Company, lodged a report with Industrial area police station on February 12 that Bank Manager Al-Falah Bank I-8 Markaz had informed him that a fake cheque of his company had been deposited for the transfer of Rs.