Village of Cottage Grove, WI
Dane County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Cottage Grove 7-2-1984 as Sec. 10.18 of the 1984 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 141-1 Issuance of fraudulent checks prohibited.

Whoever issues any check or other order for the payment of money less than $500 which, at the time of issuance, he or she intends shall not be paid is guilty of a violation of this chapter and the penalties for such actions are set forth below.

§ 141-2 Proof of violation.

Any of the following is prima facie evidence that the person at the time he or she issued the check or other order for the payment of moneys intended it should not be paid:
A. 
Proof that, at the time of issuance, the person did not have an account with the drawee; or
B. 
Proof, that at the time of issuance, the person did not have sufficient funds or credit with the drawee and that the parson failed within five days after receiving notice of nonpayment or dishonor to pay the check or other order; or
C. 
Proof that, when presentment was made within a reasonable time, the person did not have sufficient funds or credit with the drawee and the person failed within five days after receiving notice of nonpayment or dishonor to pay the check or other order.

§ 141-3 Violations and penalties.

The penalties to be imposed for a violation of this chapter are as follows: Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall forfeit not less than $20 nor more than $500, together with the costs of prosecution and, in default of payment of said forfeiture and costs of prosecution, shall be imprisoned in Dane County Jail until such forfeiture and costs of prosecution are paid, but not to exceed 90 days.