What types of checks are NOT handled by the program?

We can only handle checks where the check writer’s identity can be proven. There are also other types of cases that are not handled by the Check Enforcement Program, such as:

  • Stale Checks: Checks that are older than 180 days past the date issued are considered stale and usually are declined. It is preferable that all checks are submitted as promptly as possible.
  • Postdated Checks: These types of checks are considered an extension of credit and are inappropriate for prosecution under Arizona law.
  • Credit Card Accounts
  • Traveler’s Checks
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Checks issued, passed or accepted in another county or state.
  • Any check for which partial payment has been accepted. Acceptance of a partial payment constitutes extension of credit or a loan, resulting in a civil defense.
  • Checks with illegible, forged, dual or stamped signatures
  • Checks that involve civil disputes

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1. What should I do if I get a bad check?
2. What types of checks are NOT handled by the program?
3. What happens to the bad check writer?
4. What else can I do to recover funds from a bad check?
5. What if I receive payment after submitting a check to the program?