The Vermilion County State's
Attorney's Office has grown increasingly concerned about the impact
created by bad checks on local businesses here in Vermilion County.
Bad checks affect everyone in terms of costs that must be paid to offset
losses, as well as the costs involved in law enforcement and
prosecution. The Bad Check Restitution Program was created with
two important goals. The first is to increase the accountability
of those who pass bad checks, without increasing the administrative or
financial burden to the criminal justice system. The second is to
return to victims that which is rightfully theirs. No tax dollars
are used to operate this program.