Millions of dollars are lost every year by merchants as a result of bad checks being passed to their business. Bad checks affect everyone in terms of higher consumer costs that must be passed to offset losses, and increased taxes to cover additional costs for law enforcement and prosecution.
The Bad Check Restitution Program assists 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. This program operates in conjunction with American Correct Counseling Services. Merchants in Harford County benefit because they receive restitution without paying any collection fees.
First time bad check offenders are given the opportunity to avoid criminal prosecution by attending a mandatory, eight hour intervention class, in addition to paying restitution. All of this is accomplished without any cost to the taxpayers. For more information you can visit our website.