BAD CHECK COLLECTION
bad checks for prosecution, it is important to follow
the procedures exactly. Be advised that we cannot file
on every check. For instance:
prosecute third-party checks or post-dated checks.
only collect the amount on the face of the check. We
do not collect your additional fees for bounced
not prosecute out-of-county checks. People living
outside Shelby County are often difficult to find
and we do not have the resources to track them down.
not prosecute checks written on banks that do not do
business in Indiana.
must be complete. Make sure the date and year are
correct and the person signed the check. Their telephone
number should also appear on the check.
add information to, or write on the check after it is
MUST CONTAIN AT LEAST TWO OF THE FOLLOWING AT THE TIME
IT IS ACCEPTED BY YOU:
from valid identification. Never rely upon the person’s
We will not
prosecute “starter” checks or other checks that do not
have the name pre-printed on the check.
The name or
initials of the person who accepted the check must
appear on the check.
WHAT TO BRING
TO THE PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE:
original check(s) or an official bank copy. Keep a
copy for your records.
returned receipt from the demand letter or the
entire demand letter in the original envelope if it
was returned to you.
completed Probable Cause Affidavit with the proper
completed Charging Information.
names, address, and telephone number of the person
who will testify at trial.
updated address, name, or phone number of the person
who wrote the check(s), and a copy of any check
cashing card that belongs to the person who wrote
Here are some
files you can download in Microsoft Word® format to help
in your case.
Copy of the
Click here to see our page of
Check Deception Frequently Asked Questions.
For more information contact:
Shelby County Prosecutor’s
407 S. Harrison St.
Shelbyville, IN 46176
(317) 398-8847 FAX