Kendall County State's Attorney
Bad Check Restitution Program

Eric Weis, State's Attorney

Filing a Report
Why it Works
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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 $1,000 (or multiple checks not exceeding this limit). There are no minimum dollar restrictions.

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

  • A "Courtesy Notice" was sent to check writer allowing 7days to make check good.

  • A photo I.D. number (driver's license, military I.D., 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, stop payment, traveler's, credit card, 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 check do not match.

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

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