Bad Check Restitution Program

Filing a Report: Step by Step


Filing A Report

Why it Works


Acceptance Tips

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File Check(s) Online

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  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 of all checks (you retain photocopies) and notification documents, such as return receipts and bank notices and mail to:

Victim Services, Inc. Mail Processing
Will 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 Will County State's Attorney Bad Check Restitution Program at (866) 801-4885.