Bad Checks

To protect yourself or your business from fraudulent or bad checks, refer to the information below.

Check Acceptance Tips:

  • Institute a check acceptance policy. A clearly posted policy for your employees and customers can reduce your losses.
  • Accept checks written only with today’s date. Post-dated checks are civil matters and are not accepted in the Hendricks County Prosecuting Attorney Bad Checks Restitution Program.
  • Trust your instincts. If something doesn’t seem right, ask questions of ask for another form of payment. You are not obliged to accept a check.

Check Screening Tips:

  1. Make sure that the address is a street address, not just a P.O. Box number. Write down the street address if there is only a P.O. Box address provided.
  2. Ask for and write down a phone number. If the phone number is provided on the check, verify that it is correct.
  3. Not the check’s date. Post-dated checks are not acceptable.
  4. Be wary of new accounts with low check numbers.
  5. Make sure that the written and figure amounts match.
  6. Observe the writer’s signature and make sure the signature matches the one on the I.D.

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Patricia Baldwin,
Prosecuting Attorney (Elected Official)

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6 S Jefferson St
Danville, IN 46122
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  • Phone: (317) 745-9283
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