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Marshall Co. authorities arrest dozens in bad check roundup

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Some bad check writers received an early wake up call on Wednesday morning. Some bad check writers received an early wake up call on Wednesday morning.
MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

Some bad check writers received an early wake up call on Wednesday morning.

After a month-long grace period, law enforcement officials in Marshall County rounded up dozens of people who haven't paid for bad checks or unpaid court costs.

During the period in March, District Attorney Steve Marshall said they were able to collect one of the largest amounts of restitution ever.

"But to clear over 50 warrants through the help of multiple law enforcement officers is a successful day," he said.

Wednesday, however, was about finding those people not willing to take advantage of that grace period.

With approximately 200 warrants in hand, those who had outstanding bad checks or unpaid court fees were rounded up in Marshall County to be accounted for.

Last month, officials with the district attorney's office in Marshall County announced people could catch a break on fees and not be arrested if they would pay off bad checks.

Those who did not pay off the checks were welcomed Wednesday morning by law enforcement, handcuffed, and taken to the district attorney's worthless check unit. Those who could not pay up were sent to jail.

Marshall urged those who have unpaid restitution to turn themselves in, as law enforcement will continue their search for those they initially were unable to find.

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