Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw Enforcement & Police · 4 months ago

If i deposit a check that I got from someone and its fake who would go to jail?

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  • DanRSN
    Lv 6
    4 months ago

    No one. The bank would send it back to you to sort out. whether that would be a claim court or not...it would be up to you,

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    Maybe no one.

    If bank suspected bad,they just wouldn't honor it.

    If they did cash it, it's then up to them to prove you knew it was bad or the writer knew funds insufficient. If they cant prove in court you Knowingly cashed a bad one, nothing happens legally to you.

    Often, a bad check is written for far more than in account and simply bounces.

    If writer defrauded bank, then they have to again prove in court he did it knowingly. Many dont keep their accounts up to date and write one for a few dollars over and bank just covers it with overdraft protection.

  • Bruce
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    Jail would only be an option if they could prove fraud.

    You will be required to pay it back, though.

    • Cap'n. America
      Lv 4
      4 months agoReport

      There are those who withdrew $1,000 and got $10,000., This is legally debatable if any criminal activity occurred, at all.

  • 4 months ago

    If you knew the check to be fake you could. If you believed it to be valid it would be on the person who gave it to you.

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  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    they rnight since they sent you a fake check

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    If it's fake, why are you going to the bank??

  • 4 months ago

    If you know it's fake, then it's you.

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    the bank would have to prove YOU knew it was bogus ..................................

    • Cap'n. America
      Lv 4
      4 months agoReport

      No one Said the "bank" was jailing anyone , Steve Non-Sequitur. The bank has to prove In Court he knew it was bad, then Court tries him for fraud. Judge Sentences.

  • 4 months ago

    Well if you did not intentionally do it you wouldn’t face charges you’d have to inform who the check writer was tho

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    maybe nobody, it all depends on the circumstances

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