INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING YOUR WORTHLESS CHECK PACKET
Before proceeding, ensure the Orlando Police Department has jurisdiction in your
case. The jurisdiction is determined by where the worthless check was received.
If the check was received within the city limits of Orlando, then the Orlando
Police Department will have jurisdiction to investigate your case and you can
proceed with the following instructions. The exception to this is if the check
was for the received for property, then the location where the property was
received has jurisdiction. If you are not sure of the jurisdiction in your case,
call the Orlando Police Economic Crime Unit at (407) 246-2425 for clarification.
PLEASE NOTE: All
forms must be filled out completely and accurately or your case package will be
returned to you with no action taken, thereby reducing the chances of recovery.
1. After visiting
our web site, you should download and print the following documents:
Instruction Sheet (this page)
Worthless Check Affidavit
OPD Statement Continuation Form (if needed)
Worthless Check Demand
** You may
also obtain the above forms in person at Orlando Police Headquarters, 100 S.
Hughey Ave, Orlando, FL, 32801 **
Please review the pamphlet and Worthless Check Affidavit. Should you have a
question, contact the Economic Crime Unit during normal business hours, Monday
through Friday, at (407) 246-2425.
understand that we need the original check to be included in the packet; it
should be placed in a plain white envelope. Remember that the State Attorney's
Office has mandated that only felony cases will be prosecuted (amount of the
check must be $150 or more).
4. Each issued
check is a separate occurrence and will require a separate packet. If you have
more than one check, please obtain a packet for each unless the checks were
received on the same date.
5. Prior to
submission, please ensure the Worthless Check Affidavit is filled out completely
and legibly. It must be notarized, as all statements included in this packet
must be completed and notarized.
6. Send a
certified letter, return receipt requested, to the check writer on all cases.
(See the enclosed pamphlet for the letter’s format.) When filing your package,
enclose the green return receipt, along with a copy of the letter sent to the
7. The Worthless
Check packet should be returned to the Orlando Police Department Information
Desk in person, or via mail to:
Attn: Worthless Checks
PO Box 913
Orlando, FL 32802-0913
8. If during the
course of your investigation should you learn that the check you received is a
counterfeit or forged document, please contact the Orlando Police Department
Economic Crime Unit. We will make arrangements for someone to meet with you and
pick up the document. Worthless checks can be handled through the mail or by
your submitting the packet to the Orlando Police Department Information Desk.
Forged and counterfeit checks are to be handled in a different manner. Once
again, contact the Orlando Police Department Economic Crime Unit if you have a
forged or counterfeit check. Do not use the worthless check packet for
Thank you very
much for your cooperation. Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to
contact the Orlando Police Department Economic Crime Unit at (407) 246-2425.