A Minneapolis man was charged with a felony after offering a forged check over $2,500 in November 2022.

Police responded Nov. 17 to a bank in Hastings and learned that counterfeit checks had been made on an account. An unknown person made new checks using the victim’s names and account information. Two checks were cashed, one in Woodbury and one in Cottage Grove. Both checks were made out to Papa A. Diop.

A few days before, someone attempted to cash a different check from the victim’s account written to Papa A. Diop at the bank in Hastings. A bank employee thought the transaction seemed suspicious, so she called the account holder and learned they hadn’t written the check. The suspect left the building, leaving behind his driver’s license and bank card in the name of Papa Amadou Diop.

The check he’d attempted to pass at the Hastings bank was in the amount of $8,110. 

Charges against Diop, 55, were filed April 26. 


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