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Fraud by check 18-5-205 (3) (b.5)

This web page contains the elements of the Colorado Crime of Fraud by check 18-5-205 (3) (b.5)

These are only the basic elements of these crimes – to fully understand a crime with which you are charged you will need a much greater understanding of Colorado Criminal Law.

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Fraud by check 18-5-205 (3) (b.5)


Any individual, knowing he or she has insufficient funds, who, with the intent to defraud, issues a check for the payment of anything of value commits fraud by check.

Fraud by check is a class 1 misdemeanor if the fraudulent check was for $500 or more but less than $1,000 or if the fraud involves the issuance of two or more checks within any 60-day period totaling $500 or more but less than $1,000 in aggregate.


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