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A check spread deals with disbursements and may be used when a target uses checking accounts. George A. Manning says the following information is needed to perform a check spread: date, payee, check number, amount, bank from, bank to, first endorsement, second endorsement, and second signatory. Check spreads show patterns of activities and can gather data for the net worth method.
A deposit spread deals with the receipts into a checking account, and shows patterns of activities and gathers data for the net worth and expenditures methods.
Credit card spreads may be used for legal and stolen credit cards to show where a target has been geographically over time.
G.A. Manning, Financial Investigation and Forensic Accounting, Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 1999, pp. 196-198.