I was beginning to get the feeling that I wasn't dealing with the brain of Kiters Anonymous, and that this particular kiter wasn't the sharpest tool in the box.
I thanked the shop manager and left; I now had a description of the kiter as a portly South American.
The kiter was certainly leaving enough clues behind.
It's a fact that most kiters are caught by CCTV surveillance.
One kiter, for example, wrote checks to himself with memo entries for a trip to Spain and for the purchase of furniture, a car, and even a forklift.
For example, one $2 million kite was detected when a kiter made a deposit that included numerous checks, all drawn on the same bank in which the deposit was being made.
This article defines check kiting, describes detection methods, and explains how the FBI uses the CKAS to prosecute kiters successfully.
Law enforcement officials need the cooperation of financial institutions in order to identify and prosecute check kiters.
The second signal, area abnormalities, is very common, because kiters want to allow as much float time as possible.
In order to cover themselves, kiters make frequent deposits and write numerous checks.
The fifth signal, bank abnormalities, means that check kiters usually make deposits with checks drawn on the same bank.