Question by  DanB (15)

What is the punishment for a stolen check?


Answer by  patti (29325)

Stealing a check is one thing; endorsing it and cashing it is yet another. All activities are felonies and depend on circumstances, the amount of the check, if it was stolen from the mail, and other related details. The penalties depend on the state statutes, the criminal record of the offender and other considerations.


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

This can constitute a felony, since if the check was written and cashed, then forgery and fraud has been committed, as well as theft of the funds, misrepresentation and possibly false utterance. Felonies can be punishable by more than a year in jail, or the judge may order probation and restitution. This will depend on severity, criminal record and jurisdiction.


Answer by  mb (5482)

Theft of someone's check is classified as "theft of a monatary device" the same as a credit card. If you cash the check you can be charged with fraud, the severity depends on the amount the check is worth.


Answer by  flamiss22 (5081)

If you wrote the check you may be prosecuted for check fraud. If you however just stole the check and did not cash it you will be charged with theft.


Answer by  Brittney (1095)

Alot of it depends what kind of check it was, and if it was cashed. If it was cashed it can range from probation to jail time.

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