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Court news: White Earth woman accused of burglary, check forgery

Detroit Lakes police received a report two women had tried to cash a $816 personal check at Bell Bank “that had been altered in many ways,” and was made out to one of the woman, according to the criminal complaint. The bank had declined to cash it.

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DETROIT LAKES — Rudy Nicole Mercado, 30, of White Earth has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony third-degree burglary and felony check forgery.

According to court records, on April 29, Detroit Lakes police received a report that Marcado and another woman had tried to cash a $816 personal check at Bell Bank “that had been altered in many ways,” and was made out to Mercado, according to the criminal complaint. The bank had declined to cash it.

Mercado and the other woman are also accused of stealing about $350 in merchandise from Walmart on April 28 by going through a self-checkout without paying for the items.

On May 9, both Mercado and the other woman admitted to a police officer that they were the ones at Walmart and Bell Bank.

On May 12, cash bail for Mercado was set at $2,000 or bond at $20,000, under standard conditions of release, or $30,000 bond with no conditions.

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A sentencing hearing was set for June 30.

Related Topics: BECKER COUNTY DISTRICT COURTCRIME AND COURTSPUBLIC SAFETY
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