Kiting

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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.

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West Alabama Bank revealed and stopped the check kite in February 2012.
The defendant directed the actions of those below him and in fact at one point told [staff accountant] Terry Williams that Williams did not make enough money to worry about the check kite.
In order to prosecute these cases successfully, the FBI developed the Check Kite Analysis System (CKAS),(1) a computer program that helps law enforcement agencies to reduce the complexity of investigating kiting schemes and to prove the perpetrator's intent to defraud.