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Company's bad checks topped $46,000, police say

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crime and courts Farmington, 55024
Farmington Minnesota P.O. Box 192 / 312 Oak St. 55024

A Farmington trucking company faces felony charges after allegedly writing more than $46,000 worth of bad checks.

Farmington police received a report March 29 from a former employee of Dragon Creek Carriers who said two checks the company wrote to him were dishonored. According to a complaint issued last week by the Dakota County Attorney's office, Dragon Creek's bank account was $4,172 in the hole at the time the check was written.

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According to police Dragon Creek's account was open from March of 2009 through April of 2010. In that time the company wrote approximately 57 dishonored checks for a total of $46,322.69.

If convicted on a charge of writing bad checks Dragon Creek owner Peter Strand, 55, of Burnsville, could face up to five years in jail and fines of up to $10,000.

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