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Bad Check Reporting

Law enforcement programs (and others) that accept reports regarding bad checks, investigate the situation and arrest and file charges against perpetrators or, if they qualify, allow them to be temporarily diverted from prosecution while given an opportunity to make good on the check. Some programs attempt to recover lost money. Bad checks are checks written by a person with a legitimate bank account that either has insufficient funds or has been closed. Check fraud is subject to both civil and criminal penalties in most states.

Taxonomy Code: FN-1700.1000

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