Las Vegas, NV asked in Criminal Law for Nevada

Q: I received 4 checks in the amount of $500 from a guy I met online. He digitally sent me the 4 checks and I mobile depos

Deposited them into my account. Once the 1st check cleared my account was drained of all the money in it to where I was hundreds in the negative. I notified my bank explaining all this. Now my account is locked and my account is in the negative and the bank that the checks were from marked the checks as forgery. Am I in any criminal trouble even though I didn’t know what was going on.

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Richard W. Noel
Richard W. Noel
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Phoenix, AZ

A: This is a very common scam. Hopefully your bank will be understanding of your situation. But it's a tough lesson to learn.

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