Please share this letter from our County Attorney to your employees on how to protect your business from fraudulent checks.
Send a written five (5) day notice (FORM A) by certified mail, restricted delivery or return receipt to the check writer to establish evidence of the writer's intent to defraud you.
If restitution is not received by you within the five (5) days, complete FORM B and send the completed FORM B with proof of certified mailing, bad check(s), pictures/surveillance videos of the incident (if applicable) and any other pertinent information to our office. Our office will attempt to collect restitution from the check writer by mailing him/her a 10 day demand letter. After 10 business days with no response, a summons or warrant is issued for the check-writers arrest based on your complaint (felony, misdemeanor or felony by common scheme).
The County Attorney’s office will not pursue checks under $50.00, however we encourage you to follow the above steps and still submit the bad check. If multiple people/businesses submit checks and they are over the $50.00, our office will attempt to pursue charges.