What should I do if I just found out that my boyfriend was giving me fraudulent checks to pay for our rent?

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What should I do if I just found out that my boyfriend was giving me fraudulent checks to pay for our rent?

He apparently stole a checkbook from someone and used it to write unauthorized checks. I have been depositing them in my own account and used them to pay our rent. The person he was stealing from has reported it to the police and they will probably search me. How do I defend myself?

Asked on January 4, 2015 under Criminal Law, Illinois

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

Please go and speak with an attorney as soon as you can.  You are going to have to make a deal and testify against your boyfriend.  You deposited the checks which  makes you a conspirator in the crime and that is a big problem.  Good luck.


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