Possession of property obtained by crime

Someone stole a cheque from a small business. That person legitimately had possession of our client's bank card, but he deposited the cheque into our client's  bank account without his knowledge or consent. When the cheque was reported missing by the business, the police traced it back to our client's bank account. Our client was charged with possessing property obtained by crime.

We obtained witness statements and employment records proving that our client had innocently given his card to the other person and proving that our client could not have been the one to deposit the cheque at that branch. The police agreed to re-investigate the case. When they located the other person, he confirmed that our client was innocent.

Result: The charge was withdrawn.