Bad Check Restitution Program

E._David_Christine.jpg As your District Attorney, I'm always concerned about the negative impact of bad checks passed to local businesses.  Millions of dollars are lost every year by merchants as a result of this ongoing problem.  Bad Checks affect everyone in terms of higher consumer costs that must be passed on to offset losses, and increased taxes to cover the additional costs for law enforcement and prosecution.

In an effort to combat this problem, I have organized the Bad Check Restitution Program to assist local merchants with bad check losses.  The primary goal of the program is to obtain full restitution for the victim without adding to the financial burden of the criminal justice system.

First time bad check offenders are given the opportunity to avoid criminal prosecution by attending a mandatory intervention class, in addition to paying restitution.  All of this is accomplished without any cost to the taxpayers.

Your interest and participation in this special program will benefit all law-abiding citizens and help your business improve its bottom line.

Sincerely,

E. David Christine, Jr.
Monroe County District Attorney

The Program, Step-by-Step

    1. Make personal contact with the check writer.  If you are unsuccessful, send a courtesy notice via U.S. Certified Mail including a return receipt.  The check writer has 10 days to respond and remit payment.

    2. If you do not hear from the check writer or receive payment, contact the Bad Check Restitution Program at 1-855-211-0578 or visit the website at http://www.checkprogram.com/monroecountypa.

    3. Fill out the crime report, keep copies and attach originals or legal copies of all checks and notification documents, such as return receipts and bank notices, and mail to the Bad Check Resititution Program at:

      Monroe County District Attorney
      Bad Check Restitution Program
      Post Office  Box 113
      Stroudsburg, PA 18360-0113
    4. If you do not receive restitution within 90 days, contact the Monroe County District Attorney Bad Check Restitution Program.

Contact the Bad Check Restitution Program

By U.S. Mail:

Monroe County District Attorney
Bad Check Restitution Program
Post Office  Box 113
Stroudsburg, PA 18360-0113


By telephone:

1-855-211-0578


Online:

http://checkprogram.com/monroecountypa