Check Diversion Program

As consumers and taxpayers, we all pay higher prices due to losses associated with people issuing worthless checks.  Law enforcement spends significant resources investigating and prosecuting people who issue worthless checks.  The number of worthless check cases increases every year.

In response to concerns regarding worthless checks, the Waseca Police Department, in conjunction with Financial Crimes Services (FCS), has implemented a worthless check diversion program.

The main goals of the program are:

  • Restitution for victims
  • Increase the accountability for people who issue worthless checks
  • Educate and assist Waseca merchants and residents in reducing the number of worthless check cases
  • Reduce the investigation and prosecution costs associated with worthless check cases

This program is at no cost to the taxpayer or merchants.  It is funded solely by fees from the people who issue the worthless checks.

If you have further questions after reviewing this packet, please contact the Financial Crimes Services (FCS) check diversion program at 1-800-880-5420.

WPD Check Diversion Program Packet PDF (179KB)