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Is my mother potentially complicit in fraud?

My generous, trusting mother was conned out of tens of thousands of dollars (gradually) by a good-for-nothing young cousin over the course of a few years. When my mother ran into financial trouble last year, she sought repayment of these "loans." The cousin insisted that she didn't have to pay back a cent and promptly disappeared. She reappeared last week with a very large check, written directly to my mother's bank, and written by some random guy. I'm worried that the cousin has simply conned somebody else ("please, my home is being foreclosed on, I really need this loan, you can even write it directly to the bank") to cover part of her debt. She isn't talking, and my trusting mother is angry that I'd suggest such a thing. (So a lawyer is out of the question.) Is my mother potentially complicit in fraud by depositing this check?
posted by anonymous on Jan 11, 2013 - 15 answers

A bad legal history and crowdfunding

If you knew that someone who has put a project on a crowdfunding site (think IndieGoGo or Kickstarter) has been convicted of check fraud and also started some other projects before the crowdfunding era that they never delivered on...what would you do? [more inside]
posted by ponytime on Nov 27, 2012 - 11 answers

Incessant credit card offers are one thing, but this is a whole other ballgame.

Normally, an unexpected $10,000 check in the mail would be super. Not f it comes from a secret surprise student loan. Help me fix this please! [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin on Feb 18, 2012 - 15 answers

Robbery Without A Gun

What happens to someone trying to cash a fraudulent check? [more inside]
posted by jaimystery on Sep 30, 2011 - 7 answers

If I WERE a complete idiot, I MAY have done THIS....

Sensitive information left out on a desk...uh, hypothetically. [more inside]
posted by Spyder's Game on Feb 5, 2009 - 10 answers

My landlord is crazy and also there has been some check fraud.

My landlord is crazy and also there has been some check fraud. Help me unravel my responsibilities [more inside]
posted by paddingtonb on Jun 27, 2007 - 20 answers

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