The Bad Check Program operates under the Theft by Deception Statute, KRS 514.040.
The Bad Check Program serves nearly 700 + businesses in Kenton County. These businesses include pharmacies, grocery stores, retail department stores, restaurants, daycares, city governments, attorneys, doctors, electricians, civic organizations, car repair shops, florists, hotels, gas stations and etc. We serve business ranging from corporate conglomerates to mom-and-pop businesses.
In the past 20 years, the Kenton County Attorney's Office has collected over$1.5 million in restitution, serving over 700 Kenton County merchants..
Our program is a free governmental service with the merchant's convenience in mind. Collection agencies charge between 25-50% of the check's face value and usually wind up filing charges in our office anyway. Additionally, the $50 collection fee paid by the offender helps fund other operations in our office including educational programs. Essentially, we are using the criminal's money to provide important programs for the community.