Each year merchants
lose millions of dollars to bad checks. Bad checks effect everyone,
pushing the costs of goods and services higher. As you know, they
can be devastating to small businesses. Make no mistake, unlawfully
issuing a worthless check is a crime.
Enforcement Program is designed to assist merchants in recovering
losses from intentionally written bad checks. The Program is FREE to
all residents within Onondaga County.
It is designed to
handle dishonored checks marked Insufficient or Non-sufficient
Funds, Account Closed and No Account that are passed
in Onondaga County.
Our primary goal
is to assure full restitution for the victim - including any bank
charges - without adding to the financial burden of the criminal
Onondaga County benefit from the program because they receive
restitution without paying any fees.
check writers benefit from the opportunity to avoid criminal
prosecution by completing an offender education course. However, if
the person fails to respond to the program, prosecution proceedings
improved economic climate in our entire county helps us all,
businesses and individuals alike.
If bad checks
are a concern of your business, I encourage you to participate.
Please take a few minutes to explore this site to learn more about
the Check Enforcement Program. Learn how this program can benefit
you. Then feel free to register and use the program.