Isabella County Prosecuting Attorney
Bad Check Restitution Program

Risa Scully, Prosecuting Attorney


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How to determine a check's eligibility for the program

A check is ELIGIBLE if...

  • The check amount is no more than $1,000 (or multiple checks not exceeding this limit). There are no minimum dollar restrictions. 

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

  • A “Statutory Courtesy Notice” was sent to the check writer via U.S. Certified Mail including return receipt, allowing 5 days to make 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.

  • It is a two-party, credit card, payroll check.

  • It is a stop payment check.

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

  • The check has not been processed by a bank.

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

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