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Jasper County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
128 N Cullen St
Rensselaer, IN 47978
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  • Phone:  (219) 866-5321
  • Fax:  (219) 866-4967
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  • Hours: M-F 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Bad Checks

The Jasper County Prosecutor's Office is committed to assisting victims of check deception. We are providing you with this information so that we can help you recover a check that has been dishonored.

If you have received a check from any individual that has been dishonored by a bank, you will first need to send a statutory notice to the checkwriter. We have provided a link below where you can obtain a sample notice. Even though the statute only requires that you send this notice to the checkwriter via regular mail, you should send it certified mail, with a return receipt requested so that you have proof that you sent the notice. Certified mail will also tell you when the check writer received your notice.  You must send this notice to the address printed on the check, unless you were provided with an alternate address at the time the check was written. 

The checkwriter will have ten days after receiving your notice to respond to you and pay the dishonored check and the service charge.

If, after ten days, you have not received payment, you may visit our office to determine if we may be able to proceed with criminal prosecution. You will need to bring with you the original check that has been returned from the bank, the identifiers from the checkwriter (including social security number, date of birth, and driver's license number), the returned receipt (green card) from the certified mail, and copy of the letter you sent to the check writer. At your visit, we will obtain your contact telephone number so that we can call you when the paperwork is completed and ready to sign.

You should be aware that we will not prosecute checkwriters who write pre-or post-dated checks.