2006 Code of Virginia § 18.2-181 - Issuing bad checks, etc., larceny

18.2-181. Issuing bad checks, etc., larceny.

Any person who, with intent to defraud, shall make or draw or utter ordeliver any check, draft, or order for the payment of money, upon any bank,banking institution, trust company, or other depository, knowing, at the timeof such making, drawing, uttering or delivering, that the maker or drawer hasnot sufficient funds in, or credit with, such bank, banking institution,trust company, or other depository, for the payment of such check, draft ororder, although no express representation is made in reference thereto, shallbe guilty of larceny; and, if this check, draft, or order has a representedvalue of $200 or more, such person shall be guilty of a Class 6 felony. Incases in which such value is less than $200, the person shall be guilty of aClass 1 misdemeanor.

The word "credit" as used herein, shall be construed to mean anyarrangement or understanding with the bank, trust company, or otherdepository for the payment of such check, draft or order.

Any person making, drawing, uttering or delivering any such check, draft ororder in payment as a present consideration for goods or services for thepurposes set out in this section shall be guilty as provided herein.

(Code 1950, 6.1-115; 1966, c. 584; 1975, cc. 14, 15; 1978, c. 791; 1981, c.230.)

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