Bad Check Program

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A Message from Brad Carlyon, Navajo County Attorney

Brad CarlyonThe true costs of crime are often hidden. Nowhere is this more apparent than with the problem of bad checks. Navajo County businesses lose tens of thousands of dollars each year due to bad checks. As a result, all of us suffer as businesses are forced to pass on the cost of bad checks in the form of higher prices.

To combat this problem, my office runs a Bad Check Program to assist local businesses and citizens 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. No tax dollars are used to operate this program. More details concerning the Bad Check Program can be found in the Bad Check Handbook or by calling our Bad Check Program office at either 928-532-6033 or 928-524-4368.

I am confident that your active participation in the Navajo County Bad Check Program will help your business improve its bottom line. I am committed to using the resources of my office to assist businesses and citizens in fighting this serious problem that affects each of us. I urge you to support and participate in our program by reporting bad checks and cooperating with us in the recovery process. Only by working together can we make progress against the crime of bad check writing.

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Report Bad Checks

Writing bad checks is a crime. Help us stop it by reporting bad checks. We will go to work to recover your money at no cost to you. The person who wrote the bad check will have to pay a fine to the County Attorney's Office and a victim's fee, as well as make good the amount of the check. These penalties, together with the potential criminal sanctions (fine of up to $2,500 and/or up to six months in jail), usually convince people not to write bad checks in the future.