the States Attorney, we are 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.
In an effort
to combat this serious problem, we have organized the Bad Check Restitution
Program to assist local merchants with bad check losses. The primary
goal of the program is to obtain full restitution for the victim
without adding to the financial burden of the criminal justice system.
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.
and participation in this special program will benefit all law-abiding
citizens and help your business improve its bottom line!