Bad Checks

Citizens & Businesses of St. Charles County
The St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney's Office Bad Check Unit assists citizens in the collection and prosecution of bad checks given to them in St. Charles County. Since it's creation in December 1989, our unit has prosecuted thousands of bad checks cases and collected approximately $9 million in restitution. In 2014, the Bad Check Unit became part of the office's Financial Services Unit.

In one of their roles, the Financial Services Unit serves anyone who received a bad check in St. Charles County.

How to Obtain Owed Money
Once your bank returns a check and you have been unsuccessful in collecting from the issuer, you may send your bad check to our office. Follow the guidelines set out in the Merchants Handbook for Bad Checks (PDF), and please share this information with your employees and co-workers. Further, please make sure each check submitted to our office is accompanied by a fully completed Probable Cause Statement / Check Information Sheet (PDF).

The services of St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney's Office in collecting and prosecuting bad checks are free to you, the victim of a bad check. The issuers of bad checks, not you, will pay any administrative costs as set out by Missouri law.

Contact Information
For the fastest response, questions for the unit should be directed to the Financial Services Unit via email.

Tim Lohmar
Prosecuting Attorney