Coon Rapids man accused of cashing three counterfeit checks

A Coon Rapids man allegedly cashed counterfeit checks drawn on the account of a business.

The Anoka County Attorney’s Office has filed a felony check forgery charge against Curtis James Cobb, 22, who is scheduled to make his first court appearance Jan. 3, 2014.

Back in May 2012, Coon Rapids Police received an investigation report from the Golden Valley Police Department about several counterfeit checks purported to have been drawn on the account of a Maple Grove business at a Golden Valley bank being cashed at area Walmart stores.

Further investigation by Coon Rapids Police Det. Chad Duckson revealed that three of those counterfeit checks were cashed by the same person, later identified as Cobb, at the Coon Rapids Walmart, according to the complaint.

One made payable to Cobb was cashed April 26, 2012 in the amount of $486.29 and two were cashed April 27, 2012, one for $526.95 and the other for $502.95, the complaint alleges.

All the transactions were allegedly captured on Walmart surveillance video.

According to the complaint, the company told Duckson that it had an employee named Curtis Cobb, but it did not issue him the payroll checks that were cashed and the checks were counterfeit.

In a post-Miranda statement, Cobb allegedly admitted cashing the three payroll counterfeit checks at the Coon Rapids Walmart.

Peter Bodley is at peter.bodley@ecm-inc.com

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