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Man sentenced for trying to cash $2,000 fake check


January 12, 2018

A Box Elder man received two years probation for trying to cash a fake $2,000 check.

Phillip Sutherland, born in 1973, received a two-year commitment to the Department of Corrections, all suspended, for felony forgery.

A man called police March 10, 2012, to report a man was trying to use a fake check. Officers responded to the scene and determined the check was fake.

“The paper was not the usual kind of paper used for checks,” court charging documents say. “The paper was very thin, and the edges clearly uneven, as it appeared that someone used scissors to cut the edges.”

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