LEE, Va. (Defense Commissary Agency) — The Defense Commissary
Agency (DeCA) will accept outstanding CertifiCheck gift certificates
from authorized customers through July 31.
Fort McCoy Commissary personnel
help shoppers make their purchases. The Fort McCoy Commissary is
accepting CertifiChecks through July 31 along with other
commissaries in the DeCA organization.
(Photo by Rob Schuette)
am happy to report that DeCA and the Department of Defense (DoD) have
found a way that we can honor our customers’ unredeemed
CertifiChecks," said DeCA Director and Chief Executive Officer
Philip E. Sakowitz Jr. "We have been deeply concerned about how
this situation has impacted our customers worldwide, and we’re happy
that we’ve been able to find a solution."
Inc., the Dayton, Ohio, company that has issued the commissary gift
checks since 2002, announced on its Web site that it had ceased
operations and was filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
then, DeCA had been working nonstop with DoD officials to settle on a
legal recourse it could offer its customers left holding the
will be allowed to absorb the losses incurred from honoring the
certificates from its Defense Working Capital Fund (DWCF), Resale
Stocks Account, Defense officials said. The DWCF was established to
allow the federal government purchase and repair activities to account
for costs and revenue as if they were commercial businesses.
2002, more than $20 million in gift certificates have been purchased
for authorized customers, including more than $3.9 million in fiscal
more information about CertifiChecks in the Fort McCoy community, call
the Commissary, building 1537, at 608-388-3542.