Worthless Checks

Worthless Check Policy

After the bank has returned a check, the person/business who accepted the check should present the check within one (1) year of the check date to the District Attorney’s Office. The holder must furnish the following should he/she present the check in person:

  1. The Original Check as provided by your banking institution
  1. Worthless Check Report (Form Available for Printing Below)
  1. The Person Accepting the Check and the Complainant will be summoned should the matter go to Court.

The District Attorney’s Office will only accept “NSF” and “Account Closed” checks for collection. If you have any questions regarding this matter, please call the District Attorney’s Office in your parish at the number listed below.

After a check has been turned over to the District Attorney’s Office, it will be logged and the maker will be notified by certified letter that a case is about to be instituted against him/her. Restitution for the worthless check includes the amount of the check, a merchant fee of $25.00 and a District Attorney’s fee of $35.00 plus the cost of the certified letter. If restitution is not made, a warrant will be issued for the arrest of the check writer.


Click Here for Worthless Check Report Form

Contact Information:

Phone: (318) 263-7408 Phone: (318) 927-4862 Phone: (318) 259-4112