effectively process and/or prosecute offenders under the
Worthless Checks Law, Louisiana Revised Statute 14:71, this
office has adopted the following procedures for filing complaints:
The check must have been written in Grant Parish.
The check must have been exchanged for something of value
(cash, merchandise, services, etc.)
The check must have been processed through the banking system
and subsequently stamped NSF, ACCOUNT CLOSED, NO ACCOUNT ON
FILE, or ACCOUNT NOT FOUND.
Complete identification is required for prosecution including
the check inssuer's address, drivers license number, date
of birth and sex. This information should be obtained from
the check issuer at the time the check is accepted. The name
of the person signing the check must be obtained on company
checks. The clerk accepting the check must initial the check,
(this is important for prosecution).
5. You must send a 10 day demand letter via certified
U.S. Mail. The letter must be sent certified, return
receipt requested and must give the writer 10 days from the
date of their signature on the certified return receipt to
pay in full directly to you. Do not accept any partial payments.
Either the signed receipt from the certified letter or the
correspondence (unopened) marked refused or unclaimed will
be returned to you by the post office.
Once the certified mail process has been completed, the following
documentation must be forwarded to the Grant Parish District
Attorney's Office, Worthless Check Section, Post Office Box
309, Colfax, La. 71417:
of the letter you sent
documentation from the certified letter *Send us the original
documentation and keep a copy for your records.
You must keep this office informed of any change of address
or telephone number in the event that we need to contact you.
Once a complaint has been filed with this office, you may
not accept payment directly from the check issuer. You must
instruct the check issuer to contact this office at 318-627-2971
for payment instructions.
Postdated checks. (Postdated checks constitute promissory
OF GRANT DA CASE #____________________
PARISH DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE DATE IN:_____________________
CHECK INFORMATION SHEET
MAKING REPORT________________________JOB TITLE___________________
DATE OF BIRTH_____________ DL#______________ SS#__________________
ABOUT THE ACCUSED
ID USED____________________ SEX____________
ABOUT THE TRANSACTION
RECEIVING CHECK(S)________________ SEX____
WHERE CHECK(S) RECEIVED__________________________________
WRITE CHECK(S) IN YOUR OR EMPLOYEE'S PRESENCE?___________
DELIVER CHECK IN PERSON? IF NOT, WHO DID?___________________
REQUEST CHECK(S) TO BE HELD OR WAS CHECK POSTDATED?____
CHECK GIVEN FOR?________________________________________________