hot check

hot 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 hot 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: check, hot

hot check

n. a bad check. The crook got picked up after passing a hot check.
See also: check, hot
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The process also infringes on constitutional rights by shielding court proceedings from public scrutiny, according to the suit, which accuses Sherwood and Pulaski County of violating the rights of thousands of residents through the prosecution of hot check cases.
The Contract will include deposits of Comal County Public Monies including but not limited to direct deposits from State agencies, the funds held by the Comal County Clerk, the Registry Funds held by the Comal County District Clerk, the funds held by the Comal County Sheriff s Office, funds collected by Comal County Justices of the Peace, Comal County District Attorney Hot Check Escrow Account & Forfeiture Account, and funds collected by the Comal County Tax Assessor-Collector.
They also bring up a 1990 arrest on an allegation of writing a hot check, which he did not disclose on his police chief application.
The end result is even more mind boggling than the story (Donald Guthrie was arrested and charged with robbing a bank to cover a hot check he wrote to get out of jail).
For example, the molding department was broken down into sections that included the time clock, each of six high-speed molding lines, pattern staging, cooling lines, pattern storage and hot check inspection area.
We've collected over $7 million in hot check restitution and fees for the merchants of Williamson County.
So, he wrote his bail bondsman a hot check. Where could he get enough money to balance his checking account?
Long-time central Arkansas restaurateur Bruno Beqiri on Thursday entered a negotiated plea of guilty in Pulaski County Circuit Court to what had been a felony hot check charge.
The hot check charge isn't Beqiri's only legal trouble.
On July 22, Turner Grain allegedly wrote a hot check worth more than $1 million that was signed by Coleman and Date Bartlett, Turner's president.
The payment for the marker is typically due 30 days after the loan, and if it isn't repaid, the casino could file criminal hot check charges against the gambler, he said.
"It's the guy who writes the hot check every month."
That's when the concrete contractor learned the finer points of the state's hot check law: a bad check that is given in payment on a credit account is not subject to criminal prosecution.
Knowing that the payday lender will soon attempt to cash the check and fearing typical hot check penalties, the borrower will go to the payday lender and begin the cycle anew, all for another fee.