Worthless Check Policies and Procedures

An increasing number of complaints involving worthless checks prompted the Thiensville Police Department to review its policies and procedures with the respect to the acceptance and investigation of complaints involving worthless checks.

As a result of this review the Village of Thiensville passed Ordinance 9.943.24 which adopts the provisions of State of Wisconsin Statute 943.24 prohibiting the issuance of worthless checks. The passage and adoption of this ordinance will allow the Thiensville Police Department to initiate the prosecution of violators of the ordinance through a civil forfeiture action, as opposed to the rather lengthy criminal prosecution initiated by the District Attorney’s office.

This same review resulted in the revision and implementation of strict policies and procedures concerning the acceptance and investigation of complaints involving worthless checks by the Thiensville Police Department.

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