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Why will the police and the issuing bank not take action against a person who steals your personal checks then forges and cashes them?

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11/28/2006

The specific circumstances of such a case determine the action that can be taken. Cases that involve family members or relatives are often not pursued by authorities or the lending institution especially if the alledged violator resides in the same household. The police do not have jurisidiction in such matters unless the proscutor's office charges the alledged perpetrator and obtains a warrant for his or her arrest. The majority of banks/lending institutions will not get involved until a formal complaint has been filed with authorites and the matter is investigated. The victimized person should contact the prosecutor's office in the county in which the incident occurred to obtain information on how best to proceed. These type of cases almost always result in the plaintiff having to sue the perpetrator in civil court to attempt to recover their financial loss.