As your State's Attorney, Im always concerned about the negative
impact of bad checks passed to local businesses. Millions of dollars
are lost every year by merchants as a result of this ongoing problem.
Bad checks affect everyone in terms of higher consumer costs that
must be passed on to offset losses, and increased taxes to cover
the additional costs for law enforcement and prosecution.
In an effort
to combat this problem, I have organized the Bad Check Restitution
Program to assist local merchants with bad check losses. The primary
goal of the program is to obtain full restitution for the victim
without adding to the financial burden of the criminal justice system.
in Baltimore County benefit because they receive restitution without
paying any collection fees. First time bad check offenders are given
the opportunity to avoid criminal prosecution by attending a mandatory intervention class, in addition to paying restitution.
All of this is accomplished without any cost to the taxpayers.
and participation in this special program will benefit all law abiding
citizens and help your business improve its bottom line!