What happens to someone who used a fake ID at a bank to cash a check?

I was wondering what specific charges this would result in and the punishment for it.

Asked on July 15, 2012 under Criminal Law, Texas


Kevin Bessant / Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

This can be considered a felony for uttering and publishing, a charge in which you present either a fraudulent check/monetary instrument to the bank to cash, or you present the check under fraudulent means. You can also be charged with false pretenses, which means that you attempted to engage in a financial agreement with the bank under false means in an effort to defraud the bank. If you have yet to be charged, I would not worry to much, but I would definitely advise you to consult with a criminal defense attorney in your area for more specifics.

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