What is the punishment for check fraud?
Penal Code 476 PC – California Check Fraud Laws. Under Penal Code 476 PC, California law makes it a crime to make, write, or pass a fake or fraudulent check. Commonly known as check fraud, this offense can be filed as a misdemeanor or a felony and carries a maximum sentence of up to 3 years in jail.
Can a spouse be charged with theft?
Yes, if it wasn't community property, (in California), in which case of it was hers, so you'd have to charge her with stealing of the bass. Hey, find a good divorce lawyer also.
What happens if someone deposits a fake check in your account?
If someone has given you a forged check and you've deposited it into your account, the bank can later reverse the deposit and remove the funds if it finds out the check was fraudulent. That can be a doubly costly scam as you receive a fraudulent check and give away your own funds as well.