Washoe County District Attorney's Office
Washoe County District Attorney's Office

Washoe County District Attorney's Office



Fraudulent Check Diversion Program

775-789-7171


Rachael Muro, Legal Secretary Supervisor Rachael Muro Legal Secretary Supervisor
Authorized by N.R.S. 205.466, the Fraudulent Check Diversion Program was established in 1992 to provide a District Attorney supervised and implemented program to help creditors and business operators in Washoe County collect monies due them from fraudulent or non-sufficient funds (NSF), checks, or "account closed" checks.

Fraudulent checks written without sufficient funds to back them cost creditors and businesses of Washoe County hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses every year. As a tourist center with a fluid economy, the cities of Reno and Sparks suffer major financial harm when goods or services are stolen through the use of fraudulent checks.

Our program is designed to obtain full restitution for creditors or businesses by offering a District Attorney supervised payment program to fraud check writers in lieu of prosecution. Failure in the program results in prosecution.

The Fraudulent Check Diversion Program staff can be reached at the District Attorney's Office Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and are always available to answer questions, provide informational seminars, and assist persons interested in pursuing their legal remedies against fraud check writers. They are available to meet with you personally to explain the program in detail and answer any questions you may have.