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NCJ Number: 31689 Find in a Library
Title: BALL-POINT RIP-OFF - A FORGERY INVESTIGATOR'S HANDBOOK
Author(s): K OLSON
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 95
Sponsoring Agency: Davis Publishing Co
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Sale Source: Davis Publishing Co
250 Potrero Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
United States of America
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: PROCEDURE GUIDE FOR STORE CLERKS, BANK TELLERS, DETECTIVES, AND ANY OTHER PERSON INVOLVED IN ANY PHASE OF DETECTING OR INVESTIGATING CHECK OR CREDIT CARD FRAUD.
Abstract: A PRELIMINARY DISCUSSION OF FORGERY AND HOW IT CAN BE DETECTED AND PROVEN INCLUDES A DESCRIPTION OF THE RETURN PROCESS FOR A REJECTED CHECK AND A BRIEF REVIEW OF THE UNIFORM BANKING CODE AND HOW IT AFFECTS FORGERY INVESTIGATION. THE CHECK IS THEN DESCRIBED AND EXAMINED IN DETAIL. NOTES ON THE IMPORTANCE OF EACH PART AND THEN MEANING OF SUCH PARTS AS THE ROUTING SYMBOLS ARE INCLUDED. THE STEPS INVOLVED IN FORGERY INVESTIGATION AND THE PROOF REQUIRED FOR PROSECUTION ARE ALSO OUTLINED. INCLUDED IS A DISCUSSION OF THE JURISDICTION OF LOCAL POLICE, SHERIFFS, STATE POLICE, FBI, SECRET SERVICE, AND POSTAL INSPECTOR'S OFFICE IN FORGERY INVESTIGATION, PLUS TIPS ON OBTAINING ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE OFFENDER. ANSWERS ARE PROVIDED TO SEVERAL QUESTIONS ON QUESTIONED DOCUMENT ANALYSIS AND LABORATORIES AVAILABLE FOR EXAMINATION OF DOCUMENTS FOR CRIMINAL PROSECUTION ARE LISTED. THE FINAL CHAPTER DEALS WITH THE CRIME OF FORGERY AND INVESTIGATION AS IT APPLIES TO CREDIT CARDS. TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FRAUDULENT SIGNING OF A CREDIT CARD SLIP AND FRAUDULENT USE OF A CREDIT CARD, THE CREDIT CARD CLEARING PROCESS, AND RECOMMENDED SECURITY PROCEDURES FOR CREDIT CARD COMPANIES. A GLOSSARY OF PERTINENT POLICE AND BANKING TERMS APPEARS AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS HANDBOOK. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Check fraud; Credit card fraud; Crime detection; Crime specific countermeasures; Criminal investigation; Document analysis; Forgery; Handwriting analysis; Procedure manuals
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