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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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Nadeem had been declared as an absconder by a court in a six-year-old bogus cheque case.
The trader has accused two men namely Washdev and Parkash s/o Dev Anand of providing a bogus cheque of Rs 9 million.
Two falsified cheques were also discovered, including one for PS3,405 which was intercepted and amended to PS48,405 in favour of a different recipient, and an attempt to present a bogus cheque for PS19,485.
Mian Faisal Rasheed, the complainant in the case, accused Mr Ghurki of giving him a bogus cheque of Rs5m as an installment against a total due payment of Rs152m.
Tando Adam -- A local court of Tando Adam handed down 3 years jail to Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf minority member Sindh Assembly Dewan Sachanand in bogus cheque case.
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.
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.
Babar Shehzad told Sadiqabad Police that the suspect, Babar Shehzad, purchased animal feed worth Rs3.3 million from his company and handed over a bogus cheque.
A resident of village Rashidpur, Wajid Ali Sial appeared before the DPO with a complaint that he got a first information report registered with police station against Shakil Ahmed for giving him a bogus cheque. Assistant Sub-Inspector Chaman Abbas did not arrest the accused and later declared him absconder.
The protestors said that the influential man had received loan from them and later provided a bogus cheque to them due to which they lodged a case against him.
The theft came to light when the hotel's bankers contacted Mr Nellis about a bogus cheque.