bogus check

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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The warrant is from a 2016 incident in which Daniels purchased cattle from the Noble County Livestock Market using a bogus check. The arrest is the result of an investigation led by Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Brett Wellden.
An officer spotted Justin Harrel of Elk City in a local park last Friday and discovered that he had outstanding warrants out of two counties for obtaining cash or merchandise by bogus check, according to court documents.
The sources told that, an unknown criminal snatched precious land from an innocent citizen of Rawalpindi by handing over bogus check of Rs 2.9millions, which was dishonoured.
The saddest chapter of all tells how Tommy Warren, once back in Tulsa, sank deeper and deeper into debt and finally committed suicide in a hotel room in 1968 after being charged with buying merchandise with a bogus check. The interesting stories in this book suggest that we need a full history of the Intercounty League.
The con artist knows that a bogus check does not have to be a perfect replica to be accepted by a cashier.
Using a counterfeit or stolen credit card, the group either makes an advance payment on the card or overpays an existing balance using a bogus check. Because the account is credited upon receipt of payment, cash advances immediately can be drawn against the bank card before the payment check has cleared.
A counterfeiting operation requires only a laser scanner to capture the image of an original check, a personal computer to make changes, and a quality laser printer to produce the bogus check. The necessary equipment can be obtained for less than $5,000.
8 when Wood received a phone call from a woman in New York who reported that she received a bogus check. Then, on the same day, Wood received other calls from people in other states and realized something bigger was happening.
They then ask the victim to return the excess amount, knowing they have a limited window before the bogus check bounces.
The bogus transaction prompted KeyBank to sue Olson and Flagship Bank but that case settled in 2015.<br />But that incident barely scratches the surface of Olson's criminal behavior, according to court records.<br />Between August and October of 2013, prosecutors indicate, Olson deposited 11 bogus checks from seven international banks, each ranging from $179,000 to $979,900.<br />Flagship Bank, where many of the checks were deposited and from which funds were wired to scammers, suffered a $750,000 loss.
* Six bogus checks were cashed March 12 in the name of the Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation, 14N322 Route 25, East Dundee, totaling $5,979.50.
Former Deputy Director General (DG) Najib and his subordinates issued bogus checks of 12.5 million rupees in the last two years, while officers looted hundreds of thousands rupees for maintenance of roads and foot paths but of no avail.
The bogus checks were deposited in an OCFCU bank account at a local bank that the credit union's official checks were drawn upon.
Additionally, according to court documents, a Rhode Island State Police Financial Crimes Unit investigation determined that beginning in December 2015, the defendants allegedly created and deposited bogus checks into bank accounts each established, and withdrew some of those funds.
Since we had extended him credit for the advertising, we hardly expected that, upon our gentle urging for payment, Korn would present us with bogus checks.