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November 29, 2012

Man accused of stealing check out of local mailbox

MANKATO — A 26-year-old man who attempted to cash a stolen check was arrested by Mankato police Wednesday afternoon.

Christopher Michael Virkus, no permanent address, was arrested about 3 p.m. The check in his possession had been taken from a North Mankato mailbox and had been modified to show Virkus as the payee.

 Further investigation found that other checks have recently been stolen from area residential mailboxes in Mankato, North Mankato and Blue Earth County and forged.

Mankato police are requesting Virkus be charged with felony check forgery.

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