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Check Kiting: Victimless Crime? Not quite…

August 5, 2015

Check kiting is a type of check fraud that is perpetrated under many different circumstances in Texas. At the most basic level, check kiting occurs when a person takes advantage of the time delay between depositing a check and the time when the check clears.

For some people, check kiting may be a way to cover a bill payment when times are tough. However, others may engage in a more serious criminal operation by using check kiting to illegally obtain money and goods. No matter the reason, check kiting is a serious type of fraud that can be punished with jail time and steep fines.