Lancaster County District Attorney
Bad Check Restitution Program

Heather Adams, District Attorney

 
Filing a Report: Step by Step
    1. Make personal contact with the check writer; if you are unsuccessful, send a courtesy notice via U.S. Certified Mail. The check writer has 10 days to respond and remit payment. Sample Notice

    2. If you do not hear from the check writer or receive payment, click on “form download” for a printable bad check crime report form or go to file check(s) online to electronically file your check online with the program.

    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:

    Victim Services, Inc. Mail Processing
    Lancaster County District Attorney
    Bad Check Restitution Program

    P.O. Box 1417
    Lancaster, PA 17608-1417

    (postal address only)

    If you do not receive restitution within 120 days, contact the
    Lancaster County District Attorney Bad Check Restitution Program at
    (866) 286-1435.