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If a police report is filed from one bank for issuing a bad check can a detective question other banks that I previously owned?

Orchard Park, NY |

A local police report was filed from one bank alleging that I wrote some checks to someone that were worthless, can a detective contact other banks to see if similar situations happen with them to help build their case? Does that violate Privacy Laws?

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The police can question anyone.

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No. They can fully investigate the matter.

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Yes they could. The police can't violate banking privacy laws.

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The police are permitted to investigate in this situation.

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