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Is it illegal for a company to cross out the "To the order of" line on a check and change companies being paid?

No bank should honor the altered check; changing the payee is not permitted any more than changing the amount. Complain to your bank; it's their responsibility to work with the other bank to reject ...
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Is it illegal for a company to cross out the "To the order of" line on a check and change companies being paid?

The short answer is: lawyer. The long answer is: yes, and also lawyer. It doesn't matter who owns the businesses you're paying, they can't unilaterally decide that someone different gets paid. Imagine ...
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Check printing for multiple accounts

Yes, you can order blank checks and print the MICR line yourself. But you'll need a special printer with a special ink to do that, you cannot do that with a regular home or office printer. MICR ink is ...
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Check printing for multiple accounts

Yes. The product you are looking for is called “blank check stock.” A Google search for this term will yield quite a few options for sale online as well as availability from big box office supply ...
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Is it illegal for a company to cross out the "To the order of" line on a check and change companies being paid?

No it is generally not illegal We delve into the little understood law of negotiable instruments. A negotiable instrument is a document guaranteeing the payment of a specific amount of money, either ...
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