|Worthless Check Deferred Prosecution Program|
|In an effort to collect worthless checks in a more timely
and convenient manner for the merchant and to alleviate the need to prosecute each
Worthless Check case, the Wake County District Attorneys Office provides a program
that helps both the merchants and the check writer.
Once a check has been returned to the merchant due to "insufficient funds" or "account closed", the merchant must complete several simple steps before turning the matter over to the District Attorneys Office.
Once the Application is completed, the Worthless Check Unit will send a letter to the check passer requiring payment in full within thirty (30) days. If the check is paid at the courthouse, the merchant will receive payment within 3 business days. If they do not pay, a postcard will be sent to the merchant informing them that a warrant has been issued. The program will present the necessary information to the Magistrate for the warrant so that the merchant does not have to take any further steps.
The application is available for download in PDF format. Once printed and filled-out, you return it to the locations listed below under Schedule.
It is also available by using the contact information at the bottom of this page.
The following checks are NOT eligible for the Deferred Prosecution Program:
A Coordinator for the Worthless Check Unit will travel to the county four mornings a week to collect applications. Applications will also be accepted from 1:00 to 3:00 pm every afternoon in Room 902 of the Wake County Courthouse.
If you should have any questions or comments, please call either Donna Moye or Tami Daull at (919-792-5077) or email: Donna.L.Moye@nccourts.org. They are the coordinators for the Wake County District Attorneys Worthless Check Deferred Prosecution Unit and will be happy to assist you with your application.
The street address is:
The mailing address is: