The Bad Check Division is now handled by the Seward County Diversion Program until time of prosecution, if necessary.
In order to successfully prosecute bad checks, it is necessary that the County Attorney's Office receive certain information about the check writer. This information increases our chances of getting full restitution and proving the case in court.
You may establish your own business or personal procedures regarding what type of chekcs you will accept. You must obtain accurate information as follows:
- Full name, street address, phone number
- Driver's license number
- Date of birth
- See a valid driver's license or a picture ID
- Witness the signing of the check and write your initials on the check
Not Recommended To Accept
- Post-dated checks
- Two-party checks
- Checks not signed in your presence
- Checks given in restitution for returned checks
Use Caution When accepting the Following
- Out-of-state checks
- Checks having low digits
- Counter checks
- Checks in excess of the amount of purchase
- Must be made directly to the Seward County Diversion Office
- Restitution, if collected, will be sent to the appropriate victim on a monthly basis
* This information is necessary because the state has to prove that the person in court was the person who actually wrote the check.
Please return our check receiver questionnaire with as much information as possible along with the $10.00 fee for processing. The information retrieved from the questionnaire is vital to us in obtaining arrest warrants and proving the identification of the individual who issued the bad check. Although Seward County Diversion will take initial steps toward obtaining restitution for you, without certain information we simply will not be able to prosecute.