Police Chief Chad Bowles said officers do not give those who issue bad checks on closed accounts another chance.
The policy, he said, was to give those who issued a bad check to a local merchant on an open account the benefit of the doubt. "We notify them and give them a chance to make the check good," said Bowles.Such is not the case for checks issued on closed accounts. "We don't allot any time on those," said Bowles. "People obviously know the account in closed, so we arrest them and take them to jail."
Usually, said Bowles, people who issued such checks were not desperate for food but used the check to purchase beer and cigarettes.
He said several warrants have been issued recently for individuals who have written bad checks on closed accounts, Bowles said.