Originally Posted by stooken
or anything for that matter. i worked there in college too and i found lose checks dated over a year back.
Not really an issue, they've been processed and just missed being shredded. Checks don't actually go anywhere anymore, when you deposit a check in the ATM or give it to a teller, it is verified for acct/routing, validity, and use all at once. The banks hold the checks for a certain time period and then shred them. A check that has been deposited once, barring inside help (which is difficult in itself), cannot be reused and is not necessarily "lost in the shuffle" from the end users perspective. It just likely hasn't been shredded yet.