kiting
kit·ing /'kī-tiŋ/ n: check-kiting

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

kiting
Illegally taking advantage of the time it takes checks or other instruments to clear (the float), by writing bad checks between different accounts. Because a bank doesn't realize that there are insufficient funds in the account, it may honor a bad check. Also called check kiting.
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


kiting
v. To write a check while knowing that there are insufficient funds in one's account to cover it. Depending on the circumstances, check kiting is often a crime, especially if the drawer or maker has previously deposited a check from another bank into his account and hopes that the funds from that check will reach his account before the outgoing check is paid. Also called kite and check kiting.
See also check.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


kiting
The unlawful practice of drawing checks against a bank account containing insufficient funds to cover them, with the expectation that the necessary funds will be deposited before such checks are presented for payment.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


kiting
The unlawful practice of drawing checks against a bank account containing insufficient funds to cover them, with the expectation that the necessary funds will be deposited before such checks are presented for payment.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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