As your Prosecuting
Attorney, I’m always
concerned about the
negative impact of
non-sufficient funds or other 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, we have
developed 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.
First-time bad check offenders are given the
opportunity to avoid criminal prosecution by
completing a mandatory intervention class, in addition to paying restitution. All of this is
accomplished without any cost to the taxpayers.
Your interest and participation in this special
program will benefit all law-abiding citizens and help your business improve its bottom line!
J. Dee Brooks
Midland County Prosecuting Attorney