Check Kite Law and Legal Definition

Check kite is an illegal act of writing checks against a bank account with insufficient funds to cover the check.

The following is an example of a csaelaw defining the term:

A "check kite" is defined as "the illegal practice of writing a check against a bank account with insufficient funds to cover the check, in the hope that the funds from a previously deposited check will reach the account before the bank debits the amount of the outstanding check." In re Woodard, 2009 Bankr. LEXIS 3921 (Bankr. S.D. Tex. Dec. 7, 2009)