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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. 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.
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.