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Fraud by Check Denver Attorney | 19-Year-Old Writes 56 Bad Checks to Pizza Restaurants

Fraud by Check Denver Attorney | 19-Year-Old Writes 56 Bad Checks to Pizza Restaurants

Posted by Terry O'Malley | Aug 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

For those of you who have been low on money, you understand how easy it can be to resort to desperate measures just to get your head above water again. That was the case for one 19-year-old man, whose “desperate measures” led to criminal charges. According to the news, the 19-year-old was accused of writing 56 bad checks to two pizza places because he didn't have a job, money or anything to eat. The man apparently wrote the checks on a closed account. The total amount of the fraudulent checks was $1,333.06. In Denver, Mineral County all other areas of Colorado, the 19-year-old would face charges of Fraud by Check, C.R.S. 18-5-205.

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Fraud by Check Arapahoe County and Adams County Attorney: Check Fraud Definition

Any person, knowing he has insufficient funds with the drawee, who, with intent to defraud, issues a check for the payment of services, wages, salary, commissions, labor, rent, money, property, or other thing of value, commits fraud by check in Arapahoe County, Adams County and across Colorado. Because the 19-year-old wrote 56 checks from an account that was closed for something of value, he committed Fraud by Check.

Check Fraud Sentences in Douglas County, Colorado

In Parker, Castle Rock, Douglas County and across Colorado, Check Fraud can be a petty offense, misdemeanor or felony. Below are the sentencing ranges for Check Fraud in Colorado:

Class 1 Petty Offense Check Fraud

If the check was for the sum of less than $50, or if you are convicted of check fraud for writing 2 or more checks totaling less than $50 within a 60-day period.

Class 3 Misdemeanor Check Fraud

If the sum of the check was $50 or more but less than $300, or if you are convicted of check fraud for writing 2 or more checks within 60 days, totaling $50 but less than $300.

Class 2 Misdemeanor Check Fraud

If the sum of the check was $300 or more but less than $750 or if you are convicted of check fraud for writing 2 or more checks within 60 days, totaling $300 or more but less than $750.

Class 2 Misdemeanor Check Fraud

If you open a checking account, negotiable order of withdrawal account, or share draft account using false identification or an assumed name for the purpose of issuing fraudulent checks.

Class 1 Misdemeanor Check Fraud

If the sum of the check was $750 or more but less than $2,000 or if you are convicted of check fraud for writing 2 or more checks within 60 days, totaling $750 or more but less than $2,000.

Class 6 Felony Check Fraud

If the sum of the check was $2,000 or more or if you are convicted of check fraud for writing 2 or more checks within 60 days, totaling $2,000 or more.

Class 6 Felony Check Fraud

If the check was drawn on an account that didn't exist or that was closed for 30 days or more before the check was issued.

Charged with Check Fraud in Jefferson County? Call Us

If you face accusations or charges of Check Fraud in Jefferson County or any other part of Colorado, call the best criminal defense attorneys at the O'Malley Law Office as soon as possible. Sometimes, people write bad checks without even knowing it. They may think they have more money in their account than they do, or not realize their account was closed by the bank without notice. In any Check Fraud case in Colorado, the expertise of a criminal defense lawyer is indispensable. Call our attorneys today to schedule a free initial consultation.

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If you or a loved one faces Check Fraud charges in Colorado, be smart and exercise your right to remain silent. Then, consult the best criminal defense lawyers at the O'Malley Law Office for a free consultation at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.Request a Free Consultation

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