In most instances, writing a cold check is a crime pursuant to KRS 514.040 – Theft By Deception. Specifically, a “person is guilty of theft by deception when the person obtains property or services of another by deception with the intent to deprive the person thereof…A person deceives when the person intentionally issues or passes a check or similar sight order for the payment of money, knowing that it will not be honored by the drawee.”
Bad checks are a problem that all businesses in Warren County must confront. Collecting on bad checks are a problem for most businesses because the time and cost involved outweigh the benefit of having the debt paid. The Warren County Attorney’s Office is here to help.