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WASECA — Kevin Coats, 23, has been charged with two counts of check forgery and one count of theft by swindle, according to court documents.

On Sept. 25, an officer met with a bank representative about supposed fraudulent checks deposited through the mobile app by Coats into his bank account.

The bank allegedly attempted to reach Coats, but were unable to reach him about the checks.

The first three checks were processed on Sept. 17 and on Sept. 18 three more checks were attempted to be deposited but denied. All six checks were from a company in Chicago, Illinois.

Reportedly on Sept. 19 Coats emptied his accounts using an ATM late in the night leaving the bank out $1,682 from the three deposited fraudulent checks including fees.

The total deposited and attempted to be deposited checks is $2,977.

Allegedly on Sept. 25 the officer called Coats and attempted to set up a meeting at the Waseca Public Safety building in Waseca but Coats never called or showed.

Reach Reporter Bailey Grubish at 507-837-5451 or follow her on Twitter @wcnbailey. ©Copyright 2019 APG Media of Southern Minnesota. All rights reserved.

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