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Chicago Man Charged With Passing a Forged Check at a Brookfield Bank

Suspect tries to draw one of six stolen checks taken from a Pewaukee company.

A 53-year-old Chicago man is facing charges after he allegedly tried to pass a stolen check at a Brookfield bank.

Daniel E. Mitchell was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Wednesday with one count of identity theft for financial gain and one count of uttering a forgery. If convicted, he faces up to 12 years in prison and $20,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

At 3:09 p.m. Tuesday, Brookfield police officers were called to , 16570 W. Bluemound Road, where Mitchell came into trying to cash a $2,700 check drawn from an account owned by McMahon Management Company in Pewaukee. Employees found the check suspicious and soon discovered several checks had recently been stolen from the company.

Upon further investigation they discovered six checks had been passed in the region, including one cashed at the same bank earlier in the day.

Mitchell was placed under arrest and when officers searched him they found two $100 bills in his pocket and 10 more $100 bills in his wallet.

He’s currently being held in Waukesha County Jail on $1,500 bail. 

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