Bad Check Policy

The Crestwood Police Department recognizes our need to assist the business owner/operator with the identification, arrest and prosecution of persons submitting “bad checks” for goods and services.

Consistent with that responsibility is the need for the business operator to make every effort to properly identify the person writing the check and make available the employee who originally accepted the draft. Our policy is designed to assist the business operator in the process of identification, designation of the
responsible employee, and to assure that the required procedure has been followed that is consistent with the mandate of the St. Louis County prosecuting attorney.

Statutes are specific for remedies available to business operators and contact with the police department is to enhance the prosecution of the person suspected of writing the check. We have simplified the process by providing a simple to use form that identifies the various responsibilities needed to satisfy statutory requirements. We require this form to be completed at the time of report.  


The Bad Checks Information Form can be viewed HERE

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