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Farmington traffic stop turns up forged checks

What could have been a routine traffic stop turned into a much bigger problem for a 20-year-old Burnsville woman Dec. 11 in Farmington.

A Farmington police officer stopped Megan Elizabeth Weiss at around 10 p.m. that night after watching her fail to stop at a stop sign and pull out in front of oncoming traffic. According to a complaint filed last week in the Dakota County Attorney’s office, Weiss pulled over but then put her truck into reverse and hit the squad car.

While searching the truck, the police officer found two checks made out to Weiss for $1,425 and $1,368. Police determined the business and address listed on the check did not exist.

In a statement to police, Weiss admitted doing meth with her boyfriend the previous evening. She said he made the counterfeit checks and admitted cashing one the previous evening in Apple Valley.

If convicted on a charge of possessing counterfeit checks, Weiss could spend up to 10 years in jail and pay up to $20,000 in fines.

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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