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

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.

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.

Nathan Hansen

Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.

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