Midland County Prosecuting Attorney
Bad Check Restitution Program

J. Dee Brooks, Prosecuting Attorney

 

 

 

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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 $499 (or multiple checks do not exceed this limit), and is not less than $50.00.

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

  • A "Statutory Notice" must be sent to check writer via U.S. certified mail including return receipt, allowing 5 days to make the check good.

  • A photo I.D. number (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.

  • The identity of the check writer is unknown.

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

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

  • It is a two-party, stop payment, rent, credit card, or payroll check.

  • The check involves an "extension of credit" or payment on an account.

  • Victim agreed to hold or check was partially paid.

  • The check has not been processed by the bank.

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