A returned check is a donor's check that was deposited, but for which the bank refused payment because of insufficient funds, a closed account, or some other reason. The following happens with returned checks:
- Church headquarters adjusts the donor's record for the amount of the check and the categories he or she contributed to.
- The next time the donor's local unit performs a Send/Receive Changes, the adjustments are entered into MLS automatically.
- Church headquarters generates a letter to the donor that explains the returned check and which amounts were adjusted in his or her records. The returned check is attached to the letter and sent to the donor.
The local unit and local unit clerk take no action in regards to a returned check.