I Received a Duplicate Refund Check from a Company, What Would the Legal Repercussions be If I Cashed Both Checks?

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“I received in error a refund check from a company I purchased equipment from, they sent me 2 checks in the same amount. What is my legal responsibility and what would be the penalty if I cashed them both? I wont cash the other check..but I was curious to find out.”

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It’s good that you are just curious, and that you are not going to cash the other check, because that would make you guilty of fraud, theft, and/or conversion, all of which are criminal offenses.

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