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False checks lead to prison for Frazee man

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Gary Merrill, 32, of Frazee, was sentenced in Otter Tail County Court on Oct. 29 following thefts by check, a felony.

Merrill was sentenced to 18 months in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud, Minn., according to court documents.

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Court records state that Merrill served false checks written out from March 1 to April 1, in various sections of Otter Tail County. The locations include, but are not limited to: Perham, New York Mills, Pelican Rapids, Elizabeth and Vergas.

A felony warrant for Merrill's arrest had been previously issued in Becker County.

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