Each year merchants lose millions of dollars to bad checks. Bad checks affect 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 bad check is a crime.
The Check Enforcement Program is designed to assist merchants in recovering losses from intentionally written bad checks. The Program is FREE to all victims who accept a bad check within the County of Lake.
It is designed to handle dishonored checks marked “Insufficient or Non-sufficient Funds,” “Account Closed” and “No Account” that are passed in the County of Lake.
Our primary goal is to assure full restitution for the victim - including any bank charges - without adding to the financial burden of the criminal justice system.
Finally, an improved economic climate in the County of Lake helps us all, businesses and individuals alike.
If bad checks are a concern for 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.
Don A. Anderson