Noble County Prosecuting Attorney
Bad Check Restitution Program

Eric D. Blackman, Prosecuting Attorney




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How to Determine a Check's
Eligibility for the Program.

A check is Eligible if...

  • There are no minimum or maximum dollar restrictions.

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

  • A "Statutory Notice" was sent to the check writer via U.S. Certified Mail including return receipt, allowing 10 days to make check good.

  • A photo I.D. number (driver's license, military I.D., 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.

  • Is a two-party, government, stop payment, or payroll check.

  • The identity of the check writer is unknown.

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

  • It has not been processed by a bank.

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

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