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What happens once a check is turned over to the district attorney's office?

Where i work about 2 weeks ago we had to turn over a check to the District attorney's office because it came back NSF and could not get the customer to comepay it. So what happens now. What do they do? Do they automatically try to arrest her? or do they send her a letter for her to pay? Anyone know if we may eventually get our money?

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:09 PM on May. 27, 2009 in Money & Work

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  • well in my state, gets turned over to the police, they will notify her, give her sometime to repay, if not they issue an arrest warrant.

    Answer by midnightmoma at 4:14 PM on May. 27, 2009

  • in Mississippi they send it to the worthless check unit at the DA. Then the clerk from that office sends a letter saying we have a check that you wrote and give the details of the check. They give you a certain amount of time to respond and make payment arrangements. Usuallly between 14 and 30 days to contact them. If you dont contact them in that time then a bench warrent gets issued. All in all, the longer they take to repay, the higher the fines get. If they issue a bench warrent then nothing will happen unless that person is stopped by the cops for a seperate reason. hopefully for you, the person realizes that the letter from the DA is serious and makes payment arrangements.

    Answer by ljmcmichael at 11:20 PM on May. 27, 2009

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