Convicted check forger pleads not guilty to more check forgery

Published 10:47 am Friday, November 2, 2012

A felon previously convicted in Mower County for check forgery has pleaded not guilty to new felony check forgery charges.

Amy Kathryn Potter, 28, of St. Ansgar, pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges of check forgery — alter check, and check forgery with intent to defraud. According to the court complaint, Potter deposited a $6,275.48 check into a local bank and took $1,275.48 of that amount in cash. The bank later notified authorities about multiple attempts to get money from Potter as the bank was unable to locate the check’s account.

Authorities discovered Potter was in jail in Mitchell County, Iowa, for writing a bad check, according to the court complaint. A detective interviewed Potter, and Potter admitted to filling out the information on the check and depositing it on July 11; however, she denied signing it.

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Potter’s next court appearance is set for Feb. 22.