York County District Attorney
Bad Check Restitution Program

Tom Kearney, District Attorney

A Message From Tom Kearney, District Attorney



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Don’t be a victim of bad checks! 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 established 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. In addition to paying restitution, first time bad check offenders are given the opportunity to avoid criminal prosecution by attending a mandatory intervention class, which is accomplished without any cost to the taxpayers or victim.

Your interest and participation in this special program will benefit all law-abiding citizens and help your business improve its bottom line!