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Anyone tried creating fake checks on amazon? Dad needs fake checkbook
I searched all the boards and people talk about giving your loved one a fake checkbook. My Dad’s checking account will be closed in few days because account is moved into my control. He is writing checks all the time to organizations requesting money. It’s his thing. He sits for several hours each day reading all the junk mail, non-profit organization requests for money, and he sends them checks. I can’t take away what he is doing because I realize it keeps him busy, he likes it, and he feels like he is doing something of importance.
I can’t let him write checks on the closed account, I guess that’s actually illegal to do? I was thinking of having amazon print checks, but instead of the real bank routing number, account number, bank address put something fake? I still have to put the name of the bank or he might notice. Anyone tried this? Did you keep your loved ones name and address on the fake checks?
You should be able to print a page to see if this work. https://activitiesforkids.com/blank-checks-template/
A few others can be found if you search play checks,
Hello Pirokp, ; ) First of all SO Lovely to hear that you know that you want him to continue to be active and doing something he still loves to do! Bravo to you!
It's very personal, but I am hoping we all know how horrid it is for adult children or other family members to completely take away activities of LO's because they are no longer able to do them "correctly." I believe that promotes the "empty shell," hurts the brain and empowers the disease : (
Mom still does stuff like fold towels or make her bed and even if I have to redo it all , it's her thing, she likes it and tries.
I'm not sure what could happen with fake checks or checks on a closed account being received by an agency. Would hate the agency to start a beef saying they want the $$.. ^^
I agree with Janice.alone, if you can control the mail, then your'e golden!
I believe that keeping them busy and feeling useful is good for their mental health. However, the disease is going to progress whether or not we let them fold laundry or empty the dishwasher. We usually have to step in and take over certain tasks because the disease has progressed to a point that they can’t do it correctly anymore.
Wow, what a fantastic idea. And I couldn't agree more with Daisylost. I think it's important for him to feel as normal as possible to maintain his emotional equilibrium.
For sure having access to his outgoing mail is the easiest solution. Barring that, you could sit down with the bank and explain the situation to see what is legal. If you can go ahead with it, how about this idea...
Ask you Dad if he got his new checks yet from ABC bank. Tell him you got yours today and they've changed them so they can get fed into the computers automatically (or some other story). The next day, put his package of 'new checks' in the mailbox. You then wouldn't have to put the Bank name on them which might get you in trouble. If he acts surprised, just say things like "I know mine are the same, they sure do change things don't they - they're just using numbers now - soon we won't be writing checks at all anymore!"
Good luck to you. I'd like to know how it all pans out. Keep us posted!
Thank you! I am going to forward all the mail to my house and have my husband let me know if anything is important. In his house now is most likely 6,000 pieces of unopened mail. I will just put some in his mailbox each day. I don’t control mail going out, he insists to be driven to the post office and mail it there. I am going to talk to the bank this week and see what they suggest. One of you mentioned cutting the bottom part of the check off, so there is no account or routing number. I might try that now. Worse case if he notices I say “wow it must be a bad batch”.
Years ago, was told in banking class you don't need a check to withdraw from a checking acct " valid even if written on underwear " so you need to be sure you're controlling outgoing mail.
Maybe fib mail sent from post office costs more, if he let's you put it out in your street box it will cost less --- have a locking mail box, so the mail person can't access the envelopes and then shred them . Get stickers - the new FOREVER stamps ;p --to not be wasting 55 cts a pop.
I strongly second what harshedbuzz and Eric said. It’s great to keep them busy, and feeling good, but you are looking at a world of hurt and complications from “fake” or altered checks.
This sounds like a good time to divert all mail so you can screen it first, and find some other activity for him to do.
Banks, IME, are the least helpful and the biggest sticklers for rules when it comes to things like this. Back when we had more “local” banks and people knew everybody, it was different, at least again IME. It may still be that way in some places.