Victim Services, Inc.
Program Administrator of the

Marion County Prosecuting Attorney
Bad Check Restitution Program



Introduction

Filing a Report

Why it Works

Eligibility

Acceptance Tips

Form Download

File Check(s) Online

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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 $3,000 (or multiple checks not exceeding this limit). There are no minimum dollar restrictions.

  • It was received in Marion County, deposited in a bank in exchange for goods or services and was presumed "good" at the time of acceptance.

  • A "Statutory Notice" was sent to check writer allowing 10 days to make check good.

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

A check is Ineligible if...

  • It is post-dated.

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

  • Is a two-party, stop payment, credit card, or payroll check.

  • The identity of the check writer is unknown.

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

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

  • It has not been processed by a bank.

Checks ineligible for the Marion County Prosecuting Attorney
Bad Check Restitution Program may be pursued through Small Claims Court or by a private collection agency
.