My landlord has asked me to send screenshots of the deposits slips after I deposit cash directly into his bank account for rent payments. He is alleging I altered one of the deposit slips to make it look like more money had been deposited. Can he or the police charge me with fraud?
The landlord can file a complaint with the police if the slip was intentionally altered. An altered bank deposit slip is a forged instrument under Article 170 of the NY Penal Law. The police can charge you with possession of a forged instrument, at a minimum. If the allegation is false, hold onto your slip.
He could report the matter to law enforcement who will decide whether charges should be filed.
The information provided is not intended to be legal advice, but merely conveys general information related to legal issues commonly encountered. The information is not guaranteed to be correct, complete, or current. I make no warranty, expressed or implied, about the accuracy or reliability of the information. You should not act or rely on any information at above without seeking the advice of an attorney. The determination of whether you need legal services and your choice of a lawyer are very important matters that should not be based on websites or advertisement
The landlord could call the police and file a complaint against you for a number of different charges, including fraud, theft of services, forgery, larceny, etc. This could turn into something serious and you should probably speak with an attorney to see if there is a way to work this out before the police get involved.
Mr. Tormey is a well respected, private attorney, who has been handling all types of criminal cases for over 28 years. He is a former prosecutor in the Manhattan D.A.'s office and the former Bureau Chief of the Special Investigations Bureau of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor's Office for the City of New York. He is a personable and easily approachable lawyer who knows that every case, no matter how big or how small, is important to each and every client. Any answers to questions are for general informational purposes only and do not establish an attorney-client relationship,
Our Rating is calculated using information the lawyer has included on their profile in addition to the information we collect from state bar associations and other organizations that license legal professionals. Attorneys who claim their profiles and provide Avvo with more information tend to have a higher rating than those who do not.What determines Avvo Rating?Experience & background
Years licensed, work experience, educationLegal community recognition
Peer endorsements, associations, awardsLegal thought leadership
Publications, speaking engagementsDiscipline