Make personal contact with the check writer; if you are unsuccessful, send a courtesy notice. The check writer has 10 days to respond and remit payment.
If you do not hear from the check writer or receive payment, simply contact the Bad Check Restitution Program at (866) 657-8526 for a bad check complaint form.
Fill out the crime report form, attach originals (you retain photocopies) of all checks and notification documents, such as return receipts and bank notices and mail to:
Orange County District Attorney
Bad Check Restitution Program
806 E. Avenida Pico, Suite I
PMB # 340
San Clemente, CA 92673-5639
(postal address only)
If you do not receive restitution within 60 days, contact the
Orange County District Attorney Bad Check Restitution Program.