Unlawfully issuing a bad check is a crime. Each year merchants lose millions of dollars to bad checks. Bad checks affect everyone, pushing the costs of goods and services higher. As you can well imagine, they can be devastating to small businesses.
Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office Bad Check Restitution Program is an attempt to minimize losses from bad check writers especially to small businesses and individuals. It is a two-fold program that addresses the needs of local merchants/victims of bad checks and a program that holds offenders accountable for writing worthless checks.
Cutting Your Losses As Easy As 1-2-3
- Make personal contact with the check writer; if you are unsuccessful, send a statutory notice. The check writer has 10 days to respond and remit payment.
- If you do not hear from the check writer or receive payment, simply contact the Bad Check Restitution Program at 1-855-211-0577 for a crime report.
- Fill out the crime report, attach originals (you retain photocopies) of all checks and notification documents, such as return receipts and bank notices, and mail to:
Vanderburgh County Prosecuting Attorney Bad Check Restitution Program
P.O. Box 357
Evansville, IN 47703-0357