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False checks lead to prison for Frazee man

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.

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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