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Know your laws

ISSUING CHEQUE OR NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENT WITH INTENT TO DEFRAUD (CRIMINAL CODE OF SAINT LUCIA 2008)

  1.  ISSUING CHEQUE OR NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENT WITH INTENT TO DEFRAUD

(1) Any person who draws, makes, utters, or issues and delivers to another any negotiable instrument with the intent, knowledge, or expectation that it will not be honoured by the drawee commits an offence and is liable—

(a) if the sum stated on the cheque is up to $5,000, on summary conviction to imprisonment for one year;

(b) if the sum stated on the cheque is above five thousand dollars, on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for 3 years.

 

We, the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force would like to encourage the citizenry to read and study the laws which governs our society. Never forget that knowledge is power”.

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