A Michigan man is facing felony charges and prison time for bouncing three checks he wrote to pay his taxes. The man, who also claims to be a sovereign citizen, sent the State of Michigan three checks for $1 million each, which bounced because they had routing numbers for TCF Bank. That in and of itself is not a crime, except he did not actually have an account at TCF Bank. Under Michigan law, no-account checks/writing checks on closed account is a class H felony that carries up to 2 years in prison. (www.michigan.gov/ag/news/press-releases/2022/02/10/self-proclaimed-sovereign-citizen-charged-with-writing-fake-checks)
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