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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?

Attorney Answers 4


  1. The police can question anyone.

    The above answer, and any follow up comments or emails is for informational purposes only and not meant as legal advice.


  2. No. They can fully investigate the matter.

    This answer is only for informational purposes and is not meant as legal advice.


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


  4. The police are permitted to investigate in this situation.

    The above answer is intended for informational purposes and is not legal advice. It does not constitute the creation of an attorney-client relationship.