As consumers and taxpayers, we all pay higher prices because of the losses associated with people issuing worthless checks. Our office and law enforcement spend significant resources investigating and prosecuting people who issue worthless checks. Along with this, the number of worthless check cases increase every year. In response to concerns regarding worthless checks, my office and your local law enforcement have implemented a worthless check diversion program.
The main goals of the program are:
Restitution for victims
Increase accountability of people who issue worthless checks
Educate and assist Kenosha County merchants and residents in reducing the number of worthless checks written
Reduce the costs for investigating and prosecuting worthless check cases
Enhance the effective use of law enforcement and prosecution resources
The program is at no cost to the taxpayer or area merchants. It is solely supported by the people who issue worthless checks.
If you have further questions after reviewing this packet, please contact the Check Diversion Program, Inc. at 1-800-906-8182.
Very truly yours, Michael D. Graveley District Attorney