Assume you are an investigator in a fraud unit. You have been assigned a case where one individual has been writing forged checks, mostly from checks stolen and altered. You have six of the forged checks from three different banks. You know the suspect and are now writing an affidavit (a written request to the court to justify your search) for a search warrant for his apartment.
- What will you need from his apartment and why do you need it?
- Describe the types of materials you may need to find to prove he was altering or modifying the checks, as well as any other material you may need for a handwriting analysis.