[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of El Reno 9-1-1972 as Ch. 2, Sec. 2-13, and Ch. 19, Sec. 19-26, of the 1972 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 5-1-1974 by Ord. No. 2248; 4-4-1983 by Ord. No. 2435]
In the event a false or bogus check, as defined by 21 O.S. § 1541.4, is given in payment for any service rendered, fee, charge or assessment made or obligation owing to the City of El Reno, a service charge of $10, in addition to all other charges and penalties now provided by ordinance, shall be assessed and become a part of the bill rendered for such service, fee, charge, assessment or obligation, which shall be immediately due. The failure to pay the same shall give the City the same rights and remedies, including the right to suspend or terminate such service, and to cancel or suspend any permits or licenses issued, as are now provided by ordinance for the failure to pay the original bill, fee, assessment or charge when due. Such service charge shall be assessed for each false or bogus check given in payment of any of the above obligations due the City and for each additional time the same is presented to the bank and not honored.
[Amended 9-15-1983 by Ord. No. 2457]
It shall be unlawful for any person, with intent to cheat and defraud, to obtain or attempt to obtain from any person any money, property or valuable thing, of the value of $50 or less, by means of any false or bogus check or by any other written or printed or engraved instrument or spurious coin. The term "false or bogus check" shall include checks or orders given for money or property which are not honored on account of insufficient funds of the maker to pay same, as against the maker or drawer thereof. The making, drawing, issuing or delivering of a check, draft or order, payment of which is refused by the drawee, shall be prima facie evidence of intent to defraud and the knowledge of insufficient funds in, or credit with, such bank or other depository; provided that such maker or drawer shall not have paid the drawee the amount due thereon, together with the protest fees, within five days from the date the same is presented for payment; and provided further that said check or order is presented for payment within 30 days after same is delivered and accepted.
Violations of this chapter shall be punishable as provided in § 1-10 of this Code.