General Litigation

A Person who Passes a Bad Check on Insufficient Funds shall be Liable to the Payee for Treble the Amount of the Check up to $1500.00 Plus the Amount of the Check in Damages

It permits creditors to collect up to an additional $1,500.00 in treble damages on bad checks issued by debtors to creditors. To be able to collect this amount the creditor must mail a certified letter of demand to the person who passed the check and the letter must inform 1) of the provisions of the section under which demand is made and 2) the amount of the check. The debtor has 30 days thereafter to make restitution of the original check and failure to do so will result in liability for treble damages.