Alert from Grand Meadow store leads to charges for Austin man

Published 8:32 am Tuesday, August 8, 2017

An Austin man who allegedly wrote two bad checks that together were for more than $500, pleaded not guilty in Mower County District Court on Monday.

Michael Adam Skurdahl, 41, is charged with felony theft by check and felony issuing a dishonored check of more than $500.

According to the court report, Grand Meadow police responded to a call of bad checks at Glynn’s Motor Mart on March 22. The owner told police Wells Fargo had returned two checks valued at $307.04 and $228.05. The checks were dated March 5 and listed “State Farm Insurance” and “Michael A. Skurdahl” on them. Wells Fargo informed the store the account had been closed.

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Police showed the employee who took the checks a photograph from Skurdahl’s drivers license. The employee identified him as the man who wrote the checks.

Skurdahl has prior
felony convictions for theft, financial transaction card fraud and check forgery. He also has arrest warrants in Minnesota and Iowa.

Skurdahl’s pre-trial appearance is scheduled for Dec. 1.