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Limestone seeks bad-check writers

ATHENS — The roundup under way in Limestone County doesn’t involve cattle.

It’s a roundup of worthless-check writers.

The district attorney’s office is offering an amnesty period starting Monday and ending Sept. 27. Those who have outstanding bad checks can make payment without being arrested.

If you don’t pay, the Sheriff’s Department, Athens police and other North Alabama agencies will begin making arrests Sept. 28.

Paying during the amnesty period will save bad-check writers from paying court costs and from being embarrassed by being arrested at home or work, said district attorney investigator Chris Slaton.

The amnesty does not apply to bad check writers who have warrants entered into the National Crime Information Center. Those people are subject to arrest at any time.

Holly Hollman

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