The crime of Estafa is punished under the Revised Penal Code. "By postdating a check, or issuing a check in payment of an obligation when. The crime of Estafa is punished under the Revised Penal Code. “By postdating a check, or issuing a check in payment of an obligation when.
Appellant asserts that when JCT agreed to accept the postdated check, it was aware of and in effect accepted the risk that the postdated check would not be funded in case the check that was supposed to fully fund the same would not be cleared. She alleges that the officers of JCT must have known that notwithstanding her representation, there was always a chance that the said check would not be funded on its maturity date for a variety of reasons, among them force majeure.
The fact that she appellant was mistaken in her belief that she would be able to fund the check on its maturity date does not prove deceit. After she was notified of the dishonor of the first check, she did not hide or abscond, but she offered to replace the first check with two checks.