San Antonio, Texas, July 14, 2016: Earlier this week, investigators with the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney’s Office along with the BCSO Fugitive Apprehension Unit targeted 105 hot check defendants who were fugitives and had warrants out for their arrest. Of the 105 fugitives who were processed by the Check Section, none were required to be arrested and all had their cases dismissed by paying their balances in full. The total amount of restitution recovered from these individuals was $54,616.09.
Hot check writing is still a big problem here in Bexar County. After the round-up, the more than $54,000 recovered in restitution will be given back to hot check writing victims. The punishment range for writing checks is anywhere from a Class B misdemeanor (punishable by up to 180 days in jail and up to a $2,000 fine) to a state-jail felony (punishable by 180 days to two years in state jail and up to a $10,000 fine).
If you have hot checks, get them paid NOW! For more information regarding payments through the Check Section of the District Attorney’s Office, go to the 1st floor of the Paul Elizondo Tower, suite 110.2, or call (210) 335-2415.
Learn more about our Check Section here: http://www.bexar.org/1506/Check-Section