Bad Check Crime Report

  • TO PREVENT A DELAY IN FILING, PLEASE ENSURE ALL FIELDS IN BOLD ARE COMPLETED-
    A “YES” answer to any of the above questions indicates this is a CIVIL matter, and is therefore ineligible for filing with the Cripple Creek Police Department. Please contact the nearest small claims court for instructions on how to proceed with a civil case. If all boxes were checked “NO,” please complete this report, date and sign it, and forward to the above address. PRIOR TO SUBMISSION, A “COURTESY NOTICE” SHOULD BE SENT TO THE CHECK WRITER. (See sample notice below.)
  • CHECK MUST BE SUBMITTED NO EARLIER THAN 31 DAYS, BUT WITHIN 90 DAYS OF ACCEPTANCE.

  • 1. Suspect

  • Please enter a value between 9 and 9.
  • 2. Checks

  • 3. VICTIM (person filing)

  • I HAVE READ ALL FILING INSTRUCTIONS, AND HEREBY CERTIFY UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY, THAT ALL INFORMATION IN THIS REPORT IS TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE.
  • FILING THE BAD CHECK CRIME REPORT: Victims of bad checks may file a report with the Cripple Creek Police Department, provided there is sufficient information, and that the case meets all eligibility guidelines. The Cripple Creek Police Department will seek full restitution for victims whenever possible; however, please keep in mind that this office can make no recovery guarantees. “Restitution” refers to the face value of all checks listed in the report, along with all reasonable “returned item” charges assessed by the bank (a copy of the bank NSF charge must be included). A. FILL OUT REPORT COMPLETELY. Attach checks and all supporting documents such as CERTIFIED MAIL RETURN RECEIPT OR UNDELIVERED LETTER, COPY OF “COURTESY NOTICE,” ”RETURNED ITEM” NOTICES FROM THE BANK (WITH FEES). COPY ALL INFORMATION FOR YOUR RECORDS. B. Mail or deliver this report directly to the Cripple Creek Police Department (address listed below). C. Once a report has been filed: ALL restitution payments must be coordinated by the Cripple Creek Police Department. Should the check writer contact you to make payment, direct them to the Cripple Creek Police Department at (719)689-2655. AFTER FILING: A. If you do not receive restitution within 60 days, contact the Cripple Creek Police Department at (719)689-2655. B. If restitution is not received from the check writer, your report will be evaluated for criminal prosecution. C. IF PROSECUTABLE, YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE FURTHER NOTICE UNTIL THE SUSPECT HAS BEEN ARRAIGNED IN COURT. This office will retain all checks as a matter of official record. If for some reason the report is not prosecutable, the check(s) will be returned at your request.

    SAMPLE “COURTESY NOTICE”

    Date Dear Check Writer: You are hereby notified that a check numbered ___________ in the face amount of $ ___________ , issued by you on ___________ , ___________ drawn upon ___________ bank, and payable to ___________ , has been dishonored. You have 10 days from receipt of this notice to tender payment of the full amount of such check, plus a service charge of $20.00, the total amount due being $ ___________. Unless this amount is paid in full within the time specified above, the holder of such check may turn over the dishonored check and all other available information relating to this incident to the Cripple Creek Police Department for criminal prosecution. Closing, Your name/address   MAIL OR DELIVER BAD CHECK CRIME REPORT AND ALL OTHER CORRESPONDENCE TO: CRIPPLE CREEK POLICE DEPARTMENT 101 E BENNETT AVE • PO BOX 1687 • CRIPPLE CREEK, CO 80813
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