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WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I HAVE RECEIVED A LETTER THAT LOOKS LIKE IT’S FROM THE LOCAL PROSECUTOR?

 

1.     Check your records to make sure you really wrote this check, and that it has not cleared.  If this is not about a check that you really wrote, contact the “district attorney” and ask for a copy of the check.  If this is about a forged of stolen check, there will probably be forms for you to fill out.

2.     Try to determine if your local prosecutor actually sent the letter, or if a private company sent it.  If the letter gives a toll-free number for you to call, a private company probably sent the letter.  Call the number and ask the person you are speaking with the name of their employer.  They may be evasive.  Keep asking until you get an answer.  If you can‘t get an answer, the letter was probably sent by a private company.

 3.      If your local prosecutor actually sent the letter, you will have to resolve this with the prosecutor’s office.

4.     In most (but not all) states, it is not a crime to write a check that did not clear, unless you knew it would not clear, and you intended to defraud the merchant.  If you do not think that you had criminal intent, WITHIN 30 DAYS after you received the first letter, send a letter to the address on the letter you received, disputing the validity of the claim that you committed a crime. 

5.     If you have questions, you may contact this office.  There is no charge.

 
 
 
 
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