As remote deposit capture grows in popularity among consumers, not just businesses, the most common form of RDC fraud is “duplicate presentment,” where the check is deposited via mobile device, then the paper check is deposited in a different bank as well.[
Can you go to jail for cashing a check twice?
Possible Legal Repercussions
Knowingly cashing or depositing a check twice on purpose is check fraud and can lead to federal indictments. State penalties for check fraud vary, but depending on the amount of the check in question, check fraud may come with a misdemeanor or felony charge, a fine, and/or jail time.
Can the same check be cashed twice?
Most banks are good at catching double presentment if it’s attempted at the same banking institution through the same device – for example, the same check deposited twice over the same phone. With remote deposit capture, a check that’s already been cashed still has the potential to be cashed again many months later.
What happens if you double deposit a check?
If you accidentally double deposit a check, once the bank finds out, the money from your second deposit will be deducted from your account. If you don’t have enough to cover the deduction, and it appears you are knowingly committing fraud, that’s when legal or other problems could start.
Can you cash a check after you mobile deposit?
It’s good practice to write “deposited” on any check you deposit with a mobile app, and then, once it’s been accepted by your bank, destroy it. Even though her mobile deposit of the check had gone through, someone — caught on grainy ATM video — was able to cash that check a second time.