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ND man charged with writing $270,000 in bad checks, buying 2 cars

Jason Anderson
FARGO—A West Fargo man is facing a Class A felony theft of property charge for allegedly writing about $270,000 in worthless checks at area businesses.

Jason D. Anderson, 44, was arrested Wednesday, April 18, at a Gate City Bank in West Fargo after the bank called police to report a suspected fraudulent check was being deposited.

An investigation revealed Anderson had used bad checks in a number of ways, causing a total of about $270,000 in losses for area businesses, including banks, according to court documents.

Court documents say Anderson used an account belonging to a company called TEMS Foundation LLC as part of the illegal check writing.

In one case, Anderson wrote a bad check for $29,192 to buy a 2014 Dodge Challenger from a Bismarck dealership, court documents say.

Also, court documents say Anderson used a bad check to purchase a Corvette from a Fargo dealership for $48,589.

West Fargo police say those vehicles have been recovered, reducing somewhat the potential losses arising from the alleged spree of bad checks.