18th Judicial District Attorney
Bad Check Restitution Program

George H. Brauchler, District Attorney




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How to determine a check's
eligibility for the Program

A check is ELIGIBLE if...

  • The amount is no more than $20,000 (or multiple checks not exceeding this limit). [There are no minimum dollar restrictions.]

  • The check was received in Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert, or Lincoln County, deposited in a bank in exchange for goods or services and was presumed "good" at the time of acceptance.

  • A "Courtesy Notice" was sent to check writer allowing 15 days to make check good.

  • A photo I.D. number (driver's license or state identification card) was recorded at the time of the transaction.

A check is INELIGIBLE if...

  • It is post-dated.

  • Both parties knew there were insufficient funds at the time of transaction.

  • It is a two-party, credit card, payroll, stolen, counterfeit, or forged check.

  • The identity of the check writer is unknown.

  • There is no amount, date, or signature on the check.

  • The check has not been processed by a bank.

  • The numeric and written amounts on check do not match.

  • The check involves an "extension of credit" or payment on an account.

  • There has been a partial payment accepted on the check.

Checks ineligible for the 18th Judicial District Attorney
Bad Check Restitution Program may be pursued through a
Small Claims Court or by a private collection agency.