Man pleads guilty to theft by check

Published 7:28 am Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Michael Adam Skurdahl, 41, pleaded guilty to felony theft by check as part of a plea agreement on Monday in Mower County District Court.

Michael Adam Skurdahl, 41

A charge of issuing a dishonored check of more than $500, a felony, will be dropped at sentencing as part of that agreement.

Grand Meadow police responded to a call of bad checks at Glynn’s Motor Mart on March 22.

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The owner told police that Wells Fargo bank had returned two checks valued at $307.04 and $228.05.

The checks were dated March 5 and listed “State Farms Insurance” and “Michael A. Skurdahl” on them. Wells Fargo informed the store the account had been closed.

A review of Skurdahl’s criminal record shows prior felony convictions for theft, financial transaction card fraud and
check forgery.

In Minnesota, felony theft by check carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Skurdahl will be sentenced on Feb. 16.