The Worthless Checks Division of the District Attorney's Office is designed to assist the merchants and victims of Jeff Davis Parish by retrieving lost money due to worthless check writing. When a merchant receives a worthless check, a certified, return receipt requested letter must be sent out allowing the person 10 days to pick up the check and pay the required service fees. If there is no response, the merchant will bring the worthless check to our office. This office will mail a certified letter, on behalf of the aggrieved party, giving the check writer ten days to pay the amount owed. If payment is not made after the ten day notice, an arrest warrant will be issued. Once the merchant turns the checks over to this office, there is no cost to him for collection. The person responsible for writing the worthless check is liable for all fees.