Can I get in trouble if I reported to my bank I think I might have cashed a stolen check?
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The most important thing both of the other attorneys have told you is “don’t talk to the police (or bank) about this.” Demand an attorney and remain silent. Explaining helps about 1% of the time and hurts the other 99%. Not good odds.
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Yes you can get into trouble.
The police will want to know why you cashed the check for your friend. You don't indicate why, and there may not be a good reason. Execise your right to remain silent, and consider strongly Mr. Thuyen's strategy to pay back the $$$ immediately. Then, at least, ther is less economic victimization.
"Can I get in trouble if I reported to my bank I think I might have cashed a stolen check?" The police may not believe that you were not in on the theft. So, you may end up with criminal law charges.
Your bank is going to want you to repay all the money from the stolen check.
So, if you have not used any of the money from that stolen check, you should not use any of that money. You will need to return all the money from the stolen check back to the bank.
You should not talk any further with the bank or law enforcement without your attorney.
You should review the specific facts with your attorney to find out your legal options.