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Bad Check Procedure












1.
A check is written to a business located in Mecosta County.
2.
Check is returned account closed or NSF on the date the check was passed.
3.
The Proprietor receiving the bad check shall mail to the check writer a 5 DAY BAD CHECK NOTICE by certified mail.
4.
The proprietor must wait 10 days for a response.
5.
If no response, send the original bad check, pink copy of the bad check notice and the certified mail receipt to Deputy Otto Kamptner at the Mecosta County Sheriff's Office.
6.
The Mecosta County Sheriff's Office will attempt to get you the restitution for the check as well as a $15.00 service charge..
7.
The bad check writer will mail, or otherwise deliver, your restitution directly to you.
8.
If you do not receive restitution within 21 days of step 7, contact Otto Kamptner at (231) 592-0150.
9.
If the above steps have not produced payment, we will initiate prosecution procedures.

The Mecosta County Prosecutor's Office MAY NOT Prosecute If:

1.
You accept partial payment.
2.
You accept a two party check.
3.
You accept a check from an out of state account.
4.
You cannot identify the passer of the check.
5.
You accept a check from a person who resides outside of a 100-mile radius and the check is in an amount under $500.00. (The expense of transporting a bad check suspect from Detroit to Mecosta County can be in excess of $500.00. It would be a disservice to our taxpayers to incur these types of costs.)
6.
You accept a post-dated check.
7.
A check is returned with a stop payment order.
8.
The prosecutor does not feel the case can be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
   
* If a case is not prosecuted, the proprietor may still file a small claim to seek restitution.
   
If you have any questions concerning this, please contact Deputy Kamptner at (231) 592-0150.

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