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Two charged with felony check forgery

Detroit Lakes,Minnesota 56501
Detroit Lakes Online
Two charged with felony check forgery
Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

Malinda Lace Holmes, 18, of Litchfield has been charged in Becker County District Court with offering a forged check, a felony, and check forgery -- $250 or more, also a felony.

She and her boyfriend allegedly stole check blanks from one of her relatives and signed the woman's name on nine checks, purchasing more than $400 worth of goods and services at Detroit Lakes area businesses, according to court records.

A warrant was issued for her arrest.

The boyfriend, Andrew Timothy Oswald, 19, of 29010 McHugh Road, Detroit Lakes, has been charged with felony offering a forged check between $250 and $2,500.

He appeared July 17 before District Judge Lisa Borgen, who originally set bond at $5,000, then decided that existing bond for other Oswald files would cover this charge as well.