New Lenox, IL asked in Banking, Consumer Law, Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Illinois

Q: someone opened a checking account in my name without my permission, would this be something worth getting a lawyer for?

My friend who worked at a bank originally opened 2 checking accounts for me. I was there for the opening of these accounts. He then lied and put in the system that I make more money than I actually do so I would get approved for 2 lines of credit. He had my debit card and ended up taking the money I got approved for out of the ATM and keeping it for himself. A few months later he opened up a third checking account in my name without me knowing about it at all. I need to know if this a case a lawyer would take on or what exactly.?

1 Lawyer Answer
Ray Choudhry
Ray Choudhry
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Moline, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: How could all of this be going on without you being aware of it.

Banks send monthly statements. Anyway, they don't honor checks if there is no money in the account.

Credit cards do the same thing. They send monthly statements and if you go over they refuse to honor charges.

If there is something you didn't sign, contact the bank or credit card company and have them cancel whatever.


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