District Attorney's Office Returns Money to Sam's Club
The district attorney's office returned almost $32,000 to Sam's Club on Monday.
It's part of the Fraud Check Diversion Program to help businesses fight people writing bad checks.
"It was such a chronic problem that it was impacting our local businesses. Something had to be done that not only resulted in prosecution but tried to help the business by returning funds," says John Helzer.
Helzer says in the case of Sam's Club - one person from the east coast managed to write a series of bad checks totaling almost $32,000.
Helzer says no matter the amount -- it can have a big impact on business.
"I think there's a misconception that because the store may be big that the impact isn't as substantial but $32,000 is substantial to any business at any time. I would have to say if you think about that for a smaller business could be a much smaller amount and have the same impact."
The Fraud Check Program started in 1992 - and has returned $7-million to businesses.
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