Can I get into trouble for writing bad checks at work if the owner is the one signing them?
Question Details: The owner tells me to write checks and he signs them even though we don't have the money in the bank.
Yes, you can: "following orders" is not a defense to criminal liability, but knowingly writing bad checks is in fact criminal. You cannot participate in a crime becasue your employer tells you to; even if you would be fired if you do not do as he/she says, you still have to refuse to do so. You cannot put keeping your job ahead of obeying the law or not defrauding others.
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