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Moorhead man accused of cashing fake payroll checks

FARGO - A Moorhead man is in jail on suspicion that he printed fake payroll checks at home and cashed them at Cash Wise grocery stores in Fargo and Moorhead.

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Jason Dale Crochet
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FARGO - A Moorhead man is in jail on suspicion that he printed fake payroll checks at home and cashed them at Cash Wise grocery stores in Fargo and Moorhead.

Jason Dale Crochet, 33, was charged Thursday in Clay County District Court with two counts of check forgery. Both are felonies.

Crochet was able to get away with $15,000 before Cash Wise wised up to his trick, said Lt. Brad Penas of the Moorhead Police Department. So far, the grocery store is the only victim police know of, he said.

The store alerted police, who investigated and determined that Crochet was the likely culprit, Penas said. On Tuesday, officers arrested Crochet at his home and, with a search warrant, discovered evidence indicating he printed the fake checks, Penas said.

Court records show Crochet has a criminal record in Minnesota and North Dakota that includes several convictions for credit card fraud, forgery and theft, mostly in Clay and Cass counties.

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