Allen County Prosecuting Attorney
Bad Check Restitution Program

Karen E. Richards, Prosecuting Attorney


How to determine a check's
eligibility for the program



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A check is Eligible if...

  • The amount is no more than $2,500 (or multiple checks not exceeding this limit). There are no minimum dollar restrictions.

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

  • A "Statutory Notice" was sent to the check writer via U.S. Certified mail allowing 10 days to make check good.

  • A photo I.D. number (driver's license, military I.D., 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.

  • It is a two-party, government issued, rent, travelers, payable to cash, stop payment, 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 the check do not match.

  • The check has not been processed by a bank.

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

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