“Real Housewives of Atlanta” Star’s Ex Arrested in Miami for Writing Bad Checks
March 4, 2019
The ex-husband of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Cynthia Bailey spent the night in a Miami jail after being arrested for writing fraudulent checks.
Peter Thomas was arrested Friday at Miami International Airport on a fugitive warrant.
The 58-year-old man is from Louisiana where he is accused of writing fraudulent checks.
No bond has been set.
In an official statement, Thomas said the allegations were false. He said he will be “acquitted from any wrongdoing.”
In Florida, check fraud can embody numerous fraudulent activities, such as writing a check from an account holding insufficient funds or a closed account. It is also a crime for someone to possess fraudulently obtained checks. Check fraud carries the potential for a felony conviction and significant prison time, depending on the value of the check.
In order for the State to charge someone with check fraud, they must prove the “bad check” was intentionally tendered to another person or business. This can be in the form of a personal check or a business-related check.
If you find yourself facing check fraud charges, our South Florida Criminal Defense Attorneys at Whittel & Melton have an intricate knowledge of the law and defenses for the broad charge of check fraud. We will review all of the evidence to mount the strongest possible defense. Contact us today online or call 561-367-8777 to schedule your free consultation today. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your convenience.