Each year merchants lose millions of dollars to bad checks. Bad checks affect everyone, pushing the costs of goods higher. As you know, they can be devastating to a business. Make no mistake, unlawfully issuing a bad check is a crime.
To help with the problems of bad checks for local business owners I have created an in-house Check Enforcement Program, designed to assist merchants in recovering losses from bad checks that were written.
The Program is a multi-faceted approach that includes: assistance in recovering money lost to bad checks, pursuit and prosecution of check offenders who refuse to make restitution, programs to reduce the number of bad checks that end up in your business and, finally, education to help check offenders avoid writing bad checks in the future.
To take advantage of this new program you need only contact us when you have a bad check. There is no charge to you. We will endeavor to not just recover the check for you, but also a victim's fee to help offset any fees charged by your bank.
If bad checks are a concern of your business, I encourage you to participate. Read through this brochure to learn how this program can benefit you. Contact us at 815-334-4103 for more information and our assistance. You will receive a packet of information and materials that can reduce the number of bad checks you get and help you with the bad checks that do get through.
I invite you to try the Check Enforcement Program and help my office reduce the effects of this crime.
Louis A. Bianchi
Printable Documentation & Forms
Check Enforcement Program Details
Check Enforcement Program Guidelines
Check Enforcement Program - Complaint Form