Is predating a check legal

High Soci, I've never heard of "pre-dating" a check either.

Yes, "post" means after, the sense being you're writing down a date that comes after the day on which you write the check.

In Missouri and/or Kansas, the date on a check is indeed to be the date it was written, and a post-dated check is not a valid document.

If there's a payment problem and it goes to court, the payee is out of luck.

Laws about this sort of thing vary from state to state though I've never known of a state where it is legal.

I can say with certainty that it is illegal in Pennsylvania, New York and Virginia. I thought to post-date something was to write the date as 15 Dec.

"Kiting" is illegal because it's like counterfeiting....creating and spending money you don't really have. *g*I'm not an attorney, but worked for many years in a financial institution. Under such a circumstance it is not a criminal matter, the check becomes a promissory note.Every Thursday (sometimes Wednesday) they hand out our checks, which are always dated for Friday.So according to the one cite here, the UCC code implies that post-dating is legal.Don't know if it is legal or not, but then again...who really stops at a stop sign when no other car is coming or slows down at a yellow light?

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