Houston, TX asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Identity Theft and White Collar Crime for Texas

Q: My mother is a check fraud victim, what next?

My mother had her driver's license, signature and bank checks compromised recently. She was informed of this by her bank when the offenders withdrew cash using these compromised documents. So far there have been cash withdrawals from within our city and in another several hundred miles away, all within the same state. We suspect it is someone who works/worked for her.

My questions are:

1) What are the steps she should take?

2) Can she suffer legal consequences from this?

Thanks

1 Lawyer Answer

Paul Looney

Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Houston, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Go to the bank and complete a fraud affidavit. The bank should begin refunding stolen funds. Change your credit cards, bank cards, etc. The bank can handle that off the top. Consequences? There should be none after it is established the bank recognizes the fraud. Hope this has been helpful, and good luck.

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