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Illinois Lottery Winners Get Stiffed When State Checks Don’t Cash

Eighty-five Illinois Lottery winners last week probably thought they were lucky — until they tried to cash in their winnings, that is.


A fraudulent check (CBS)

State Checks For Tiny Amounts To Go Paperless

Checks won’t be coming in the mail anymore for a lot of people, and the State of Illinois says that’s a good thing.

WBBM Newsradio–07/12/2011

Bank Check

Caregiver Accused Of Forging Personal Check

A woman was ordered held on $25,000 bond after allegedly forging a personal check from an elderly person she was caring for.


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Three Suspects Caught In Counterfeit Check Cashing Ring

A counterfeit check cashing ring cheated local currency exchanges and Wal-Mart stores out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.