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Man Found Guilty of Using Bad Checks for Bankruptcy Payments

A man in Cincinnati was given a sentence of three years in prison after being convicted of using fraudulent checks as a method to pay his bankruptcy debts. T.W.K. pleaded guilty to the charges last June and after a sentencing hearing today, he will be serving his sentence for obstruction of justice at a federal prison. He will be serving that sentence alongside a previous sentence for violating parole from a 2004 conviction of transporting stolen vehicles and bank fraud.

T.W.K. filed for bankruptcy in May of 2011. That September, he sent in two fake checks at the amount of $3,275 each to the trustee assigned to repay his creditors. The man acknowledged that he knowingly sent in bad checks, which he had using his computer. T.W.K. used an account number from a previously closed credit-union account for the checks, which were then printed on paper purchased from local office supply store. Although check fraud varies state by state, most cases of fraudulent checks are under the category of felony crimes.

At Saffa Law Firm, our bankruptcy attorneys have experience in representing both debtors and creditors in a bankruptcy dispute. Currently, we are dedicated to being a voice for debtors on a legal platform and our experience working for the other side gives us an advantage when dealing with banks in such cases. Our lawyers have insight into the business of creditors and the methods that are used by them for consumer debt. Therefore, we are able to present a solid, preemptive case on behalf of our clients in bankruptcy court. We understand the burdens and anxiety that come with bankruptcy and we want to be an advocate for our clients. If you are considering filing for bankruptcy, contact a Charlotte bankruptcy attorney at Saffa Law Firm. to learn more about how we can help you get through this difficult time.