Suspect Charged with Check Fraud After Leaving License at Bank

Updated: 11/08/2012 1:31 PM By: Jennie Olson

A Fridley woman has been charged after allegedly trying to pass a forged check at the Spring Lake Park Wells Fargo and then leaving her driver’s license there.

Police were called to the bank at 8455 Plaza Blvd. N.E. on Wednesday, Oct. 31. According to the criminal complaint, the suspect presented a $500 check to the teller, which was apparently fraudulent.

The suspect drove away but left her driver’s license at the bank. The teller called police and told them a customer had attempted to pass a bad check.

Police stopped the vehicle and identified the woman as 18-year-old Stacy Rose Rhea of Fridley. Rhea admitted passing the check but said she didn’t think there was anything wrong with it when it was given to her.

The owner of the check confirmed that the check had been stolen.

Rhea has been charged with offering a forged check. If convicted, she faces up to five years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.