Stale dating checks
Bank tellers handle hundreds or even thousands of checks on a daily basis.
A busy teller may not even notice that the check isn't dated, in which case you won't have any trouble cashing it.
The killing occurred 26 days ago, and the transactions occurred the day of the killing and the following day.
If you write in the date yourself you may fall foul of your bank's fraud prevention procedures.
When you write a personal check, you're supposed to write the date in a designated spot in the top right hand corner of the check.
Bank tellers are supposed to look at the date before allowing you to cash or deposit a check.
Bank tellers are trained to look for signs of alterations.
Inconsistencies in handwriting or ink color can cause a teller to flag a check as a fraudulent item.