As your State's Attorney, I'm always concerned about the negative impact
of bad checks passed to local businesses. 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.
an effort to combat this problem, I have engaged Victim Services, Inc. to adminster my Bad Check
Restitution Program to assist local merchants with bad check losses.
The primary goal of the program is to create a self-supporting program
that obtains restitution for the victim while deterring repeat offenders.
in LaSalle County benefit because they receive restitution without
paying any collection fees. First time bad check offenders are given
the opportunity to avoid criminal prosecution by attending a mandatory
intervention class, in addition to paying restitution. All of this
is accomplished without any cost to the taxpayers.
interest and participation in this special program will benefit
all law-abiding citizens and help your business improve its bottom