Image Number 18 for United States Patent #7090122.
An automated banking machine system and method includes ATMs which accept checks and dispense cash to users. The ATMs are operated to acquire image and magnetic data from deposited checks to determine the authority of a user to receive cash for such checks. The authority of the user is determined based on the user being associated in a data store with the maker of the check. The check cannot exceed certain programmed thresholds or be presented earlier than the expiration of a delay period from when a prior check from the same maker is presented. In exchange for acceptable checks cash is dispensed to the user from the ATM in exchange for the deposited check.