Check Kiting Definition

noun
The act of writing a check on a bank account in an amount in excess of actual funds on deposit in the account and then depositing that check in a second account at a different bank to create a spurious deposit there, allowing checks to be drawn, or credit secured, based on the second account, until the fraud is discovered.
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verb

To write a check while knowing that there are insufficient funds in one’s account to cover it. Depending on the circumstances, check kiting is often a crime, especially if the drawer or maker has previously deposited a check from another bank into his account and hopes that the funds from that check will reach his account before the outgoing check is paid. Also called kite and kiting. See also check.

Webster's New World Law
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