Bad Check Program

The Bad Check Program is available through the Pinal County Attorney’s Office to assist businesses and individuals recover losses from bad checks.

Check fraud costs billions of dollars every year.

How to minimize Bad Checks:

  • Identification
    1. Always ask to see the check writer's driver's license or state ID card.
    2. Compare signature on ID to signature on check.
    3. Make sure you are the one who writes the DL # on the check, not the checkwriter.
  • No Identification
    1. If they don’t have a driver's license or state ID card, you should not accept the check.
    2. There is NO requirement for you to accept the check.
    3. At worst, you lose a sale, but you do not lose merchandise and get stuck with a bad check.

When you receive a Bad Check:
As Easy As 1-2-3

  1. Prepare a Check Transmittal Form
    Use a Check Transmittal Form for each check you are submitting.

  2. Complete Only One Cover Sheet
    This is your enrolling document. Send in 1 document no matter how many checks you are sending. Send the Check Transmittal Form, Cover Sheet and ORIGINAL CHECK. Mail to:
    Bad Check Program
    P. O. Box 745
    Florence, AZ 85132

  3. Keep Records
    For your purposes, it is a good idea to keep copies of checks, forms, and any correspondence to and from the check writer. Once the check has been submitted to the Bad Check Program, it may be necessary to contact you for further information about the check and check writer.

 More Information

Bad Check Program

Pinal County Attorney
Michelle Johnson, Director
30 North Florence Street
Building D
Florence, Arizona 85132

Mailing Address

Bad Check Program
P.O. Box 745
Florence, AZ 85132

Phone: (520) 866-6656
In State: 1-800-237-5924
Fax: (520) 866-6968

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday 8-5 P.M.
Closed Weekends and Holidays