A. Be sure clerks have followed all
items on this checklist.
B. Keep permanent record of home address
of clerk who actually received check. This person will be an
absolutely critical witness who must identify the person who
made the check if the case goes to trial.
C. Deposit all checks within thirty (30)
day of receipt.
D. Within ninety (90) days of receipt of
check, mail certified demand letter to address given by
maker of check. Give maker of check at least ten (10) days
and three (3) for mailing before prosecuting criminally. You
need not wait for actual receipt of notice. Try to telephone
accused and keep record of your efforts.
E. Is this check actually one for
F. Are there any defenses, including,
but not limited to: post-dating, stop payment, payment
antecedent debt, prior dealings, agreement to hold check,
forgery, refer to maker?
G. Has management received part payment?
If so, proceed civil remedy only.
H. Make photocopies of check (front and
back), ten (10) day demand letter, certified mail notice,
and/or envelope mailed to maker if return unclaimed.
I. Proceed criminally for all checks
that meet checklist in the county where the check was
J. Proceed civilly against all other
checks. (Magistrate Court, if $15,000.00 or less) in the
county where the Defendant lives.
K. Refer all persons who want to payoff
bad check after criminal prosecution has begun to Magistrate
Court Criminal Division - (706-485-4306)
Warrant fee $10.00. returned check fee $30.00.