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Fraudulent traveler's check passed at Freedom in Baxter

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.

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.