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Clifton Office
1135 Clifton Avenue
Suite 11
Clifton, NJ 07013

Tinton Falls Office
788 Shrewsbury Ave
Suite 2209
Tinton Falls, NJ 07724

Trenton Office
354 South Broad Street
Trenton, NJ 08608

Jersey City Office
14 Oakland Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Newark Office*
One Gateway Center
Suite 2600
Newark, NJ 07102

Princeton Office*
100 Overlook Center
2nd Floor
Princeton, NJ 08540

Cherry Hill Office
1818 Old Cuthbert Rd.
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

Metropark Office*
33 Wood Avenue South
Suite 600
Iselin, NJ 08830

East Brunswick Office*
197 Route 18 South
Suite 3000
East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Toms River Office*
230 Main Street
2nd Floor
Toms River, NJ 08753

Freehold Office*
4400 Route 9 South
Suite 1000
Freehold, NJ 07728

Piscataway Office*
30 Knightsbridge Road
Suite 525
Piscataway, NJ 08854

Cranford Office*
20 Commerce Drive
Suite 135
Cranford, NJ 07016

Bedminster Office*
90 Washington Valley Road
Bedminster, NJ 07921

Morristown Office*
55 Madison Avenue
Suite 400
Morristown, NJ 07960

Essex County Fraud Lawyers

New Jersey Check Fraud Attorneys

In New Jersey, State Check Fraud charges usually come in two varieties. The first is check forgery and there are usually three different charges that stem from the same activity. When a check is forged, the defendant is charged with forgery. Presenting the forged check results in the criminal charge of uttering. If the defendant is successful in obtaining money from presenting the forged check, they will also be charged with theft. Thus, each instance of this activity will result in three criminal charges which can lead to indictments with dozens of counts. The second offense is when the defendant writes a check and it bounces. If the defendant does not make good on the check, the defendant will be charged with the crime of bad checks. This is a common offense brought by stores in municipal court. If you are under investigation for check fraud, call us right now at 732-773-2768 to discuss your case with a smart New Jersey Check Fraud Attorney. You can reach us any day, anytime.

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Federal Check Fraud & Check Kiting Attorneys

The most common Federal Check Fraud cases involve check kiting. This crime takes advantage of the float to make use of non-existent funds in a bank account. The crime occurs when one intentionally writes a check for a value greater than the account balance from an account in one bank, then writing a check from another account in another bank, also with non-sufficient funds, with the second check serving to cover the non-existent funds from the first account. The purpose is to falsely inflate the balance of a checking account in order to allow checks that have been written that would otherwise bounce to clear.

If the defendant does not plan on replenishing the account, then the fraud is known as paper hanging. Some complex kiting rings involve creating sham businesses thereby masking their activity as normal business transactions and making banks inclined to waive the limit of funds made available. These crimes often involve a number of other serious crimes including tax evasion and money laundering.

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