Macon County State's Attorney
Bad Check Restitution Program

Scott A. Rueter, State's Attorney



Filing a Report

Why it Works


Acceptance Tips

Form Download

File Check(s) Online

Contact Us


Filing a Report: Step by Step


  1. Make personal contact with the check writer; if you are unsuccessful, send a courtesy notice. The check writer has 7 days to respond and remit payment. Sample Courtesy 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 on line with the program.

  3. Fill out the crime report form, attach originals or legal copies (including front and back of checks) of all checks and notification documents, such as return receipts and bank notices and mail to the address below:

Victim Services, Inc. Mail Processing
Macon County State's Attorney 
Bad Check Restitution Program

P.O. Box 3203
Springfield, IL 62708-3203
(postal address only)

If you do not receive restitution within 90 days, contact the Macon County State's Attorney Bad Check Restitution Program at 1-866-382-9309.