Putnam County State's Attorney
Bad Check Restitution Program

James A. Mack, State's Attorney
 

 

Introduction

Filing a Report

Why it Works

Eligibility

Acceptance Tips

Report Forms

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Cutting Your Losses
As Easy As 1-2-3
  1. Make personal contact with the check writer; if you are unsuccessful, send a courtesy notice. The check writer has 7 days to respond and remit payment. Sample Courtesy Notice

  2. If you do not hear from the check writer or receive payment, simply contact the Bad Check Restitution Program at 866-639-4840 for a bad check crime report form.

  3. Fill out the crime report form, attach originals (you retain photocopies) of all checks and notification documents, such as return receipts and bank notices and mail to:

Putnam County State's Attorney
Bad Check Restitution Program

P.O. BOX 20
HENNEPIN, IL 61327-0020

(postal address only)

If you do not receive restitution within 90 days, contact the
Putnam County State's Attorney Bad Check Restitution Program.