The Pryor Times

January 31, 2014

DA offers grace period on bogus checks


PRYOR, OK — Pryor Times



Janice Steidley, District Attorney for Craig, Mayes and Rogers counties, has issued a 30-day grace period for people with outstanding warrants on bogus checks within the district. It is a chance for people to resolve their cases and avoid many of the associated penalties.

Steidley said, “People will be allowed to come in and pay off their bounced checks plus costs and the case will be dismissed. This will save them from being arrested, put in jail, bond out, hire a lawyer show up for court and it also lets them avoid some fines and community service.”

Records show there are currently 514 outstanding bogus check cases in Rogers County, 168 in Mayes County and 57 in Craig County.

Steidley said, “The main goal of offering this 30-day grace period is to help make businesses whole. Bogus checks are financially harmful and often our locally-owned businesses are hardest hit.”

A list of people with outstanding warrants will be published in newspapers throughout the district in two weeks to inform people who have a warrant for their arrest related to a bogus check and allow them to come in and resolve their case.

People who know they passed a bogus check can avoid having case information published by contacting the District 12 Bogus Check Division to pay off their debt prior to Feb.14.

The 12th District Attorney Bogus Check Department can be reached by calling  (918) 923-4960 ext. 2.  

The period to resolve bogus check cases with reduced penalties is the 30 days from Friday, Jan. 31 until Friday, Feb. 28.