Potter County Cracking-Down On Hot Checks

Beginning this Tuesday, the Potter County Attorney's Office will arrest people with outstanding warrants for writing hot checks.

Potter County Attorney Scott Brumley says that a current back-log of cases has spurred the crackdown. Brumley says offenders will be arrested at home, their work, or anywhere else they may be found.

He says, "our goal when dealing with hot checks isn't to throw as many people in jail as we can...in fact, we try to avoid sending people to jail...the goal is to put the money back into the merchant's hands, which is where it should have gone in the first place."

People who have outstanding warrants are asked to contact the County Attorney's office before they are arrested and taken to jail. They can be reached at 379-2255 or in person on the sixth floor of the Potter County courthouse at 500 S. Fillmore