Criminal Law Keyed to LaFave
Barnes v. United States
Defendant opened a checking account under a false name. Defendant used this account to deposit checks from the United States Government to four individuals that were signed over to his pseudonym. At the trial, the payees of the checks testified that they had never received the checks nor endorsed them to the pseudonym. Defendant was charged with two counts of possessing stolen United States Treasury checks, two counts of forging checks and two counts of depositing the checks knowing the endorsements to be forged.
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