Township of Cedar Grove, NJ
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Cedar Grove 4-18-1960, Ch. 13, Art. 8, of the former Revised Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
STATUTORY AUTHORITY
Bad checks — See N.J.S.A. 2C:21-5.
Adoption of police ordinances — See N.J.S.A. 40:69A-29.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
CREDIT
An arrangement or understanding with the bank or depository for the payment of the check, draft or order involved.
[Amended 4-2-1973 by Ord. No. 73-7]
It shall be unlawful for any person, either for himself or as agent or representative of another person, or as an officer or agent of any corporation or as a member of a partnership, with intent to defraud, to make, draw, utter or deliver any check, draft or order for the payment of money in a sum not in excess of $200 upon any bank or other depository, knowing at the time of so doing that the maker or drawer has no funds or insufficient funds in or credit with such bank or other depository for the payment in full of such instrument upon its presentation although no express representation is made in reference thereto.
The making, drawing, uttering or delivering of a check, draft or order as set forth in § 114-2 shall be prima facie evidence of intent to defraud, and the certificate of protest of nonpayment of same shall be presumptive evidence that there were no funds or insufficient funds in or credit with such bank or other depository and that the person making, drawing, uttering or delivering the instrument knew that there were no funds or insufficient funds in or credit with such bank or other depository.
[Amended 12-17-1962; 7-30-1984 by Ord. No. 84-222; 10-23-2006 by Ord. No. 06-656]
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding $2,000 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days, or both.