Legal Question in Banking Law in New York

A married, but separated couple with a joint bank account containing both parties names of course. The husband allows his new girlfriend to sign the wifes name on a check and cash it, without the wifes permission. Illegal ? Against the law? Is this fraud?

Asked on 1/07/12, 5:53 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Paula McGill Attorney at Law

Forgery is a crime. She should contact the police, the bank, and obtain copies of the forged checks.

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Answered on 1/08/12, 7:16 pm

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