Bad Check Program

Since Mr. Henderson instituted the Bad Check Program in 2003, the Floyd County Prosecutor’s Office has collected over $600,000 for victims of check fraud and deception.

Procedure:

PRIOR to filing a criminal charge, a letter will be issued to the check writer in an attempt to collect the delinquent amount.

Pursuant to Indiana Law, the Floyd County Prosecutor may prosecute check cases that have been written within two years if the check was returned due to insufficient funds or within seven years if the check was returned marked “closed account.”

A check is eligible if the following conditions are met:

The check was accepted in Floyd County and deposited in a bank, and presumed to be “good” at the time of acceptance.

The individual accepted a check that was returned from a credit institution with the notation: Insufficient Funds, Unable to Locate, Account Closed, or Invalid Account.

Positive identification (driver’s license number, date of birth, or social security number) was recorded at the time of the transaction.

The delinquent check is submitted to the Floyd County Prosecutor’s Office within the time limits outlined above.

A check is ineligible if:

  • Post-dated.
  • Marked “stop payment.”
  • It has not been processed by a bank.
  • The identity of the check writer is unknown.
  • Both parties knew there were insufficient funds at the time of the transaction.

Guidelines for Check Acceptance:

Do Obtain a driver’s license number, date of birth, or social security number.

Do Not Accept counter checks, post-dated checks, or partial payments (partial payments nullify prosecution).

For further information or assistance regarding the Bad Check Program, please contact Jenny M. Freeman, Special Programs Coordinator, at 812-948-5422.

  • Prosecutor’s Victim Assistance Coordinator

    A victim of crime in connection with criminal charges filed by this office may be eligible to receive assistance from our Victim's Assistance Coordinator.

    The Victim’s Assistance Coordinator provides information for victims through interactions with law enforcement, prosecutors and during court proceedings; by providing support and guidance to victims and their families; by informing victims of their rights; and by advising victims and/or their families of case developments and any upcoming trial court or hearing dates.