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Fraudulent traveler's check passed at Freedom in Baxter

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A $100 fraudulent American Express traveler’s check was passed at the Freedom gas station on Highway 371 near Brainerd International Raceway on Wednesday, March 20.

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Lt. Dave Larson of the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Department said the check was a photocopy. He said the incident is still under investigation.

“A lot of times it is a transient thing,” Larson said, indicating that whoever used the check may not still be in the area. “Once in a while it’s someone local; a lot of times it’s not.”

He said he wasn’t aware of any other similar incidents happening in the area recently.

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