This course is written for people who have committed the crime of writing a bad check. It deals with the criminal aspects of passing a bad check but it also provides the tools for a healthier financial life.
One objective of the course is to give you a good understanding of the role that checks play in our society and why the law is strict on check crime. While knowledge of the crime itself is not enough to keep someone from committing the same crime again, without knowledge, no one will succeed. That’s why this program also teaches you how to manage your checking account and how to better manage your money.
This training course is designed to make this the last time you write a bad check and to facilitate a healthier financial future. The course material includes this online Textbook and a Workbook. These two components are to be used together. It is not possible to complete this course by using one without the other.
As you work through the financial planning exercises of this course, you will need to refer to your financial records such as canceled checks and bills from the last few months. We will list what is needed when we get to that section of this program.
NOTE: Throughout this course we will use the term “District Attorney” when we are talking about the elected prosecutor. Where you live this official might have another title such as County Attorney, Prosecuting Attorney, Prosecutor, State’s Attorney, State Attorney, Criminal District Attorney, Solicitor or other title. We will also refer to bounced checks as bad checks. In other states they might be called hot checks, cold checks, worthless checks or bogus checks. These names all mean the same thing. We are also using the term “write” a bad check when the legal term in most states are “issuing and passing”. This substitution has been made in order to make the text easier to understand.