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NCJ Number: 73259 Find in a Library
Title: Second Endorsements Deserve a Second Look
Journal: Journal of Forensic Sciences  Volume:25  Issue:4  Dated:(October 1980)  Pages:834-838
Author(s): V R Truman
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 5
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article discusses second endorsements on forged checks and several cases of second endorsements where further investigation was desirable.
Abstract: Disputed signatures are the most commonly questioned document problem, and forged checks compose the greatest portion of many document examiners' case loads. In many forged check examinations both the payee's signature and that of the second endorser who negotiates the check will be in question. Because second endorsement signatures may routinely be taken for granted, the document examiner should exercise caution as in any signature comparison. Second endorsement problems from actual case examinations are presented. Problems illustrated in second endorsements cases involve a change in the slant of the writing, individual writing variations, simulated endorsements, and unexplained differences between the questioned and known signatures. Illustrations are given of questionable endorsements.
Index Term(s): Check fraud; Criminal investigation; Document analysis; Forgery; Handwriting analysis
Note: Presented at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, New Orleans, Louisiana, February, 1980.
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