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I have a criminal record, hit me

127 replies

Chakras · 14/01/2019 19:23

I have a criminal record that's caused a huge amount of problems in life. So go ahead, AMA

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Cauliflowersqueeze · 14/01/2019 20:54

It means you write a cheque to pay someone, and when they send it off to the bank, it gets returned to them because there is no money in the account to pay for it.

GoGoGadgetGin · 14/01/2019 20:56

If they owed you money, why were you giving them a cheque?

waterplease · 14/01/2019 20:59

Executed it perfectly? You got caught loveHmm

HardAsSnails · 14/01/2019 21:03

I'm a bit astonished at probation spending 10+ hours with you, I would have been working in the field when you were convicted and that seems highly unusual.

Also wondering why you'd apply for jobs which required anything more than a basic DBS check as surely your conviction is spent now so won't come up for most things anyway.

ReaganSomerset · 14/01/2019 21:07

How did you plan it meticulously? Surely you just wrote and posted a cheque? Did it require much planning?

LovingLola · 14/01/2019 21:10

How did you make sure the cheque would bounce ?

LovingLola · 14/01/2019 21:10

This all seems very stupid ...

erja · 14/01/2019 21:12
Confused
Sparklingbrook · 14/01/2019 21:12

I don't get it. Confused

shpoot · 14/01/2019 21:14

You were owed 60 grand but gave them a cheque that would bounce for 2 grand? Then you got caught and convicted after "executing it perfectly"?

Erm, have you featured in Britain's Dumbest Criminals?

PoisonButTasty · 14/01/2019 21:16

Would not have known that was a crime!

windowWAG · 14/01/2019 21:22

Cheques bounce all the time. I don't get it. Think there is more to this

GoGoGadgetGin · 14/01/2019 21:23

The meticulous bit was tearing the cheque out of the book- was always awful at that... Kids today won't know the struggle!!

Sparklingbrook · 14/01/2019 21:24

Whose account was the cheque drawn on?

Only banks can bounce cheques.

LovingLola · 14/01/2019 21:25

Someone owed you approx £60,000 for work you say you completed for them?
Why would you give that person a cheque for £2000 that you make sure bounces ???
That makes no sense ....

Chakras · 14/01/2019 21:26

I handed over the cheque in person. Once it became clear I wasn't going to get paid, I wanted to get something of some value. So, I used a cheque at one of the companies the individual owned. At the time I saw it as quid pro quo. I was young at the time, but very advanced in my field. As I already said, I had no idea bouncing a cheque was a criminal offence, if I had have done I wouldn't have done it.

Thanks for your insightful and useful comment shpoot. I'll be sure to apply for the next series. Maybe I can get some dough and think of it as offsetting the £5x,xxx the fucker still owes me......

It later turned out this person had done the same to numerous people and companies through loans, credit accounts, credit cards etc. The estimated debt was £1.5m. One of their businesses was arsoned (not by me!). The person fled to their home country to escape the debt, and threats they were getting. Was reported in local press for the area.

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GoGoGadgetGin · 14/01/2019 21:27

So you used their cheque book? That's just bogstandard fraud/theft!

Sparklingbrook · 14/01/2019 21:28

You forged a signature on a company cheque and made the cheque payable to yourself?

LovingLola · 14/01/2019 21:29

I find it bizarrre that you have no regrets about screwing up your life

ApolloandDaphne · 14/01/2019 21:29

So you used a cheque to buy goods at a company owned by the people who owed you but you purposefully had insufficient funds in your account to cover it?

Chakras · 14/01/2019 21:31

Honestly there is nothing more.

Apparently it was the act of my making sure the cheque would bounce (aka no money in the account) that was the criminal act.

I also had a shit lawyer, was young and shit scared I was going to prison so questioned nothing, and parents were no use.

I cannot say what the work was but there were occasions I worked from evening until 5/6am - times my industry doesn't keep except in emergencies and charges a fortune for.

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Chakras · 14/01/2019 21:32

Exactly @ApolloandDaphne .

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Sparklingbrook · 14/01/2019 21:34

Still don't get it. Did you receive the goods?

TheVanguardSix · 14/01/2019 21:35

Did you consider other avenues before committing fraud, like taking your employer to court?

shpoot · 14/01/2019 21:37

You got caught and surely the fact you used someone else cheque book to give yourself money is where the fraud comes in.

I don't get why you would want the cheque to bounce if you were taking money. A cheque that bounces doesn't pay anything!

I stand by my comment!

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