Passing bad checks is exactly as it sounds—passing checks that are bad. You violate this statute when you write a check to someone, when you know that the amount will not be able to be funded, or if you try to use false information to obtain some type of financial account.
This crime is punishable by a first-degree misdemeanor, unless the check’s amount is for more than $1000, but less than $7500, then the crime is elevated to a fifth-degree felony. Additionally, if the check’s amount is for more than $7500, but less than $150,000, then the crime is elevated to a fourth-degree felony, and if the amount is $150,000 or more, the crime is a third-degree felony.
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