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Great Falls man faces at least two forgery charges

POLSON – A 32-year-old Great Falls man faces at least two forgery charges after allegedly trying to cash numerous stolen checks in Lake County.

Levi Morin was arrested following a May 11 traffic stop near Finley Point when a police officer found 78 pieces of mail from 34 different people in Morin’s backpack, according to a court document. A number of the checks found were stolen from Spring Creek Road in Ronan, including a box of 200 checks and checks for $3,500, $800, $570 and $400. 

Morin also faces a forgery charge stemming from a Dec. 29, 2016 traffic stop after a man told police that a $1,733 check he made out to Discover card was cashed by someone else. 

According to court records, Morin also tried to cash a U.S. Treasury check for $3,365 in which the payee’s name was washed off and another man’s name inserted. 

Morin also allegedly tried to cash checks for $8,000 and $922 on May 5. 

A man and a woman accompanied Morin separately on the aforementioned dates. 

A third charge against Morin is pending.  

Morin pleaded not guilty to the two forgery charges in Lake County District Court on Thursday, June 1. A trial has been scheduled for Sept. 11.

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