Attorney Bad Check Restitution Program and its outside vendor, as the latter was no longer making a profit due to decreased check-writing. Around since the 1980s ​— ​when people wrote checks ​— ​the program will now be garnering about $12,000 a year for the county, down from the $57,600 it once collected. The program works like this: Bad-check writers are referred by the vendor to the program, where they can avoid prosecution by taking a class, paying a fine, and making good on the check.


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