Superior man accused of forging $30,000 in checksA Superior man accused of forging more than $30,000 worth of checks from a Superior feed store made an initial appearance in Douglas County Circuit Court last week.
By: Superior Telegram staff, Duluth News Tribune
A Superior man accused of forging more than $30,000 worth of checks from a Superior feed store made an initial appearance in Douglas County Circuit Court last week.
Eric Scott Meteraud, 27, faces five felony charges for allegedly forging dozens of checks from a Dan’s Feed Bin checking account since February. If convicted, he faces up to six years of imprisonment and a fine of up to $10,000 on each charge.
According to the criminal complaint:
The owner of Dan’s Feed Bin, Dan Wicklund, reported to Superior police on July 26 that he suspected Meteraud of taking some checks. The forgeries came to light because several checks had bounced from Dan’s Feed Bin. A total of 25 checks were found to have been taken, written and cashed without the consent of the business or its owners.
The checks were made payable to Meteraud and signed with the name of the employee authorized to sign the checks; it wasn’t the employee’s signature.
Four of the checks were cashed at a local bank with video footage. Superior Police Detective Mike Jaszczak reviewed the video footage and saw that the person presenting the check appeared to be Meteraud, the complaint said.
Another check was cashed at a big-box store in Superior.
When Jaszczak spoke to Meteraud, he initially said he did not do it. When Jaszczak showed him a check and a picture of him cashing it, Meteraud said he had stolen all the checks, signed them with the other employee’s name and cashed them, the complaint said.
Meteraud was released on $1,000 cash bail and is to have no contact with Dan’s Feed Bin. He is slated to appear in court again Wednesday.