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Man charged with 
cashing fake checks

SYCAMORE – A man accused of cashing fake checks in September has been charged with two felony counts of forgery.

Thomas P. Murray, 39, of the 1500 block of West National Avenue in Milwaukee, was charged with cashing two counterfeit checks Sept. 19.

According to Sycamore police, Murray was picked up in Milwaukee by two other men and taken to National Bank &Trust locations in Sycamore and DeKalb to cash the checks, which were purportedly issued by the DeKalb County Circuit Clerk’s Office.

Murray’s bond was initially set at $25,000, but at his request, Presiding Judge Robbin Stuckert agreed to release him on a $500 cash bond.

She also gave him permission to return home to Wisconsin after his release, provided he returns to DeKalb County for all his court dates.

The public defender’s office was appointed to represent him.

Murray’s charges are Class 3 felonies, each punishable by two to five years in prison. He is due back in court Dec. 19.

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