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Hot Check Program

(479) 575-8254

The Hot Check Program of the City Prosecutor's Office assists Fayetteville Merchants and Citizens in regaining lost revenue due to receiving checks returned by financial institutions for insufficient balance or account closed status (hot checks). Checks can be prosecuted through this office up to a $500 amount and you have up to one year to prosecute. This program also gives the hot check writer a chance to make good on his or her checks without being prosecuted and prosecutes the hot check writers who do not take care of their debts.

The Hot Check Program keeps on top of current and new laws concerning checks and theft. This program has been acknowledged by many of the merchants as "working for their company." Additionally, this program serves as a clearing house to merchants for fictitious accounts, stop payments, accounts not found, felonies, irregular signatures, and forgeries.