Filing a Report
Why it Works
File Check(s) Online
How to determine a check's
eligibility for the Program.
A check is ELIGIBLE if...
The amount is no more
than $2,500 (or multiple checks not exceeding this limit). There are
no minimum dollar restrictions.
was received in Macon County, deposited in a bank in exchange for
goods or services and was presumed good at the time of
Courtesy Notice was sent to the check writer allowing
7 days to make check good.
The check must be processed
by a bank twice with at least seven days between each processing.
photo I.D. number (drivers license or state identification card) was
recorded at the
time of transaction.
A check is INELIGIBLE if...
It is post-dated.
parties knew there were insufficient funds at the time of transaction.
identity of the check writer is unknown.
is no amount, date or signature on the check.
numeric and written amounts on the check do not match
It is a two-party, payroll, rent-to-own payment, or credit card check.
Victim agreed to hold or check was partially paid.
The check involves an "extension of credit" or payment on an account.
Check(s) ineligible for the Macon County
State's Attorney Bad Check
Restitution Program may be pursued through a Small Claims Court
process or by a private collection agency.