Minneapolis man convicted of felony check forgery

Michael Anthony Woodworth, 56, Minneapolis, was convicted Monday in Morrison County District Court, of felony check forgery.

The charge stems from a Feb. 22 incident, when Woodworth cashed a forged check at a bank in Pierz for $1,950.21

An owner of the Pierz business whose account number was on the forged check said they believed someone had intercepted an actual check and was using the information to create forgeries and then cash them.

Upon further investigation, the Pierz Police Department discovered a subject matching descriptions and photos of Woodworth had cashed forged checks in Eden Valley and Sauk Rapids the same day.

Woodworth was sentenced to 90 days in jail and was given credit for 90 days served.

He was also sentenced to five years of supervised probation and was fined $2,085.21, including restitution to the victim.