Can You Go To Jail For Cashing A Bad Check?

October 28, 2020

Did you know that bad checks collectively cost us about $18.7 billion every year? You might think checks have become obsolete in the tech-savvy year of 2020, but that’s far from the case. Millions of checks still get cashed around the country all year, and some of them are inevitably fraudulent. 

So, what happens if a check you cash bounces? You’re likely thinking – can I go to jail for cashing a bad check? What happens next? 

If you’ve recently cashed a bad check, then your concern is warranted. Learn everything you need to know about bad checks and check fraud below.