Two people are accused of stealing checks from a woman’s outgoing mail for bills and fraudulently passing them at Eau Claire businesses.
Dylan J. Corrigan, 30, of 2013 Golden Drive and Morgan A. Moreno, 25, of Fond du Lac are each charged in Eau Claire County Court with a felony count of uttering a forgery and misdemeanor counts of unauthorized opening of letters and theft.
According to the criminal complaint:
A woman contacted Eau Claire police Dec. 8 toreport the theft of her mail.
The woman said she placed three bills outside her residence Dec. 4 to be mailed. The bills each included a check.
The woman received the envelopes back from the post office on Dec. 7. She was notified the letters could not be mailed because they had been cut open. The checks had been removed.
The woman was subsequently contacted by Associated Bank employees, who said someone had come into the bank to try cashing one of her checks.
Bank employees refused to cash the check and identified the suspect as Corrigan.
Bank employees discovered the woman’s other two checks had been passed in the area.
One check for $50 and made out to Home Depot was fraudulently passed at an Eau Claire Kwik Trip store. The check was altered to be written out for $24.08.
A second check for $50 made out to Sam’s Club was fraudulently passed at an Eau Claire grocery store. The check was altered to be written out for $261.
Video images provided by Associated Bank and Kwik Trip showed the checks were passed by Corrigan and Moreno.
Corrigan and Moreno are both being prosecuted as repeat offenders.
Corrigan was convicted of a felony count of escape in October 2013 in Eau Claire County.
Moreno was convicted of a felony count of possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver in March 2016 in St. Croix County.
If convicted of the felony charge, Corrigan and Moreno each could be sentenced to up to three years in prison.
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