Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

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  • After I submit a check to the Program, why can't I take the money if the check writer wants to pay the check off at my store?

  • What can I do about a worthless check that is returned because the Program can't prosecute the case?

  • Can I put more than one check on a Check Complaint Form?

  • Can I get reimbursement for a bank service fee from the Program?

  • What can I do to make sure a check qualifies for prosecution?

  • Why can't the District Attorney's Office take all the non-complying check writers to court?

  • Why do I have to contact the check writer first?

  • What do I do if I think a check is forged?

  • What can I do about worthless checks that do not qualify for the Bad Check Restitution Program?

  • Why can't I submit any check that was refused by the bank?

  • When will I receive the money the Bad Check Restitution Program recovers?

  • If I have stores in another state, can I also submit the worthless checks passed at those stores?

  • How much do I pay for the District Attorney's Office to enforce payment of my check?

  • How do I register for the Bad Check Restitution Program?