Even with the growing popularity of debit cards, hundreds of bad checks are passed each year in Warren County. Bad checks are bad for business, bad for the economy, and bad for our community. Bad checks cost Warren County merchants thousands of dollars each year. A loss to a community merchant is a loss to the entire community.
If you receive a check which is not honored because the writer lacked sufficient funds or credit in the drawee account to pay the check, or because the writer did not have an account with the institution the check was drawn on,Missouri law provides you with an option to pursue criminal prosecution.
Simply submit the check to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office along with a completed referral form as soon as possible.