Bad checks cost local merchants hundreds of thousands of dollars.
There are both civil and criminal remedies available to a person or business that has received a bad check.
The check must have been tendered for either wages or present consideration.Each State has a criminal code of law regarding fraudulent checks.If you are not sure of what is required for your state and county, contact your local magistrate, court attorney, or police department. your failure could cost you not only your time involved, but the value of the check item(s).Statement by the maker of the check at the time of tender that he has insufficient money in bank to cover the check, though he expects to have the money in the bank by the time the check is presented.
In effect, the payee has agreed to extend credit and there is no present consideration.The proper venue for the prosecution of the offense of Deposit Account Fraud is the County in which the check was presented.