Alameda County District Attorney
Bad Check Restitution Program

Nancy E. O'Malley, District Attorney



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Cutting your Losses
As Easy As 1-2-3


  1. Make personal contact with the check writer; if you are unsuccessful, send a courtesy notice. The check writer has 10 days to respond and remit payment. Sample Courtey Notice

  2. If you do not hear from the check writer or receive payment, click on “form download” for a printable bad check crime report form or go to sign up to file a check(s) online or if your already have a login click here to file your check on line with the program.

  3. Fill out the crime report form, attach orginals or logal copies (you retain photocopies) of all checks notification documents, such as return receipts and bank notices and mail to:

Alameda County District Attorney
Bad Check Restitution Program

P.O. Box 1079
Oakland, CA 94604-1079
(postal address only)

If you do not receive restitution within 90 days, contact Alameda County District Attorney's Bad Check Restitution Program at (866) 740-7118.