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Buffalo County
  • Part-Time Cook Opening
    Consolidated Management Company is accepting applications for part-time cook in the jail.Newspaper ad

    Job information and how to apply
  • Notice of Public Hearing - March 24th, 2015
    Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Buffalo County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at 9:15 o’clock, A.M.

    See the Notice Information for full details.
  • Resolution 2015 11A
    Public hearing regarding vacation or abandonment of a road has been set for April 14, 2015.  

    See Resolution 2015 11A for more information.
  • Notice of Sheriff Sale April 9th, 2015
    Notice is given of a Sheriff Sale on April 9th, 2015.  A 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback and a 1978 Arrow Glass 18’ Boat will be sold.

    View the Notice of Sale for more information.

  • Invitation to bidders - Maintenance Building
    Buffalo County Board of Commissioners and Beckenhauer Construction, Inc. are requesting sealed Sub-contractor bids for the construction of a new Maintenance Garage south of the Buffalo County Courthouse, Kearney, Nebraska.

    See the invitation to bidders for more information.
    
Bad Checks
Bad Checks

Purpose:
The Division is responsible for processing and follow-up investigation of any Non-Sufficient Funds or Account Closed checks that are submitted for criminal prosecution.

Victims of bad checks, who are considering criminal prosecution of a suspected bad check writer, must submit the original check(s) in question, or what is provided to them by the bank, along with the statutorily-mandated fee of $10.00 per check.

Should the victim so desire, a criminal arrest warrant may be issued for the check writer. In order to successfully prosecute bad check offenders, it is necessary that we receive certain information about the bad check writer. This increases our chances of proving the case in court and obtaining full restitution for the victim.

You may establish your own business or personal procedures regarding what types of checks you will accept. For purposes of criminal prosecution, however, you should not accept a check from any individual who cannot produce a valid photo identification that matches the account name on the check. The most helpful information for merchants to note on a check they are receiving is the date of birth of the individual, and the driver’s license number with issuing state. This information should always be written on the check by the merchant’s employee rather than the check writer. Your employee should also note that they compared the photo ID to the check writer with a notation such as, “I.D. checked.” Furthermore, your employee should note their own initials on the check to identify the employee who received the check. This is necessary because it is often most difficult to prove in court the person who wrote the bad check is the same as the person charged with the crime.

To help us collect the information, please complete our Request for Criminal Prosecution on Bogus Checks form. The information is vital to obtain an arrest warrant and prove the identity of the issuer of the bad check. Although we take the initial steps toward obtaining restitution for you, without your cooperation we may not be able to prosecute the case.

Please contact our office at (308) 236-1289 if you have questions.