Q: If you fill out a personal check wrong is it a crime? Can someone turn it around and make it a crime?
If someone made innocent errors in filling out a check, it would not generally be considered crime. If the errors were material and they were deliberately made with the intent to deceive the payee or to deceive the financial institution, those could amount to crimes, depending on applicable statutes. Admiralty/Maritime was included as a category. If it involved payment involving a vessel, such as a ship's mortgage, vessel supplies, vessel services, it could raise other issues and liabilities involving the vessel. Good luck
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