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Thursday, October 30, 2014
Bad Check Unit

A Message from our District Attorney


Dear Business Owner or Manager:

Bad Checks cost the citizens and businesses of Clark County millions of dollars in losses every year. The public suffers major financial harm when goods or services are “stolen” through the use of fraudulent checks.

The Clark County District Attorney’s Bad Check Diversion Unit has been established to assist citizens and businesses in obtaining restitution for bad checks and to prosecute those offenders who habitually pass these checks. Our primary goal is to obtain full restitution for the victims through a DA-supervised diversion program in which bad check writers are provided the option of making full restitution and paying the administrative fees in lieu of prosecution. This opportunity is extended to individuals with no serious criminal background. As required by Nevada law, the program also includes an educational component designed to teach responsible check-writing and budgeting, as well as the legal consequences of repeated criminal conduct.

The services of the Clark County District Attorney’s office in obtaining restitution and prosecuting bad checks are free to you, the victim. The issuers of bad checks, not you, will pay any administrative costs, as provided by Nevada law.

The Clark County District Attorney’s Office is committed to the protection of this community, restitution for victims of crime, and, when possible, the rehabilitation of criminal offenders.

As with any group of people combating a common problem, the more we cooperate with each other, the more successful we will be in this endeavor. Thank you for your cooperation and assistance.

Sincerely,

Steven B. Wolfson
District Attorney