Deposit Account Fraud "Bad Checks"

Procedures for obtaining a warrant from the Magistrate's Office for Deposit Account Fraud:

  1. The check has to be for present consideration. (Goods or Services)
  2. The check had to have been deposited within 30 days of receipt.
  3. A 10 day letter had to have been sent within 90 days of dishonoring of the check via certified mail.
  4. A warrant cannot be issued for stop payment on a check (other civil and criminal penalties may be available however).

If the Defendant has not paid after the tenth day, bring the green certified mail card along with the check and all other documentation to the Jackson County Magistrate's Office and a warrant will issue.