Sample "Demand Notice"



A check dated ________ bearing your name as the issuer is presently being held by me after having been dishonored and returned by your bank, ________________. Amount of the check is $_______.

You are hereby notified that pursuant the State Law, Section 609.535, Subd. 2a*, Subd. 3, any person who issued a check without having sufficient funds in, or credit in, a bank or other depository for the payment of such check, draft, or order in full upon its presentation shall be guilty of a misdemeanor; unless within 5 days after the issuer shall have written notice of dishonor, he/she shall pay to the party in possession of such check, draft, or order, sufficient money to constitute payment in full. This is your written notice. If the payment in full is not received within 5 days of mailing of this notice, the drawee (bank) is authorized to release information relating to your account to me, to the Wright County Sheriff’s Department and to the Wright County Attorney’s Office.

This matter will be taken up with the Wright County Sheriff’s Department, Buffalo, Minnesota on __________________, if the payment is not received by me on or prior to this date.

Crimes committed in violation of state law, section 609.535 subd. 2a, issuing a worthless check, are punishable by up to 90 days in jail and up to $1000 in fines if the value of the check(s) $250 or less, or up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $3,000 if the value of the check(s) is greater than $250 up to $500.


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