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Published August 04, 2011, 10:51 AM

Minnewaukan mayor accused of bouncing check

MINNEWAUKAN, N.D. (AP) — The mayor of Minnewaukan faces another felony charge for allegedly writing another bad check.

MINNEWAUKAN, N.D. (AP) — The mayor of Minnewaukan faces another felony charge for allegedly writing another bad check.

The Grand Forks Herald reports (http://bit.ly/npVvQx) that Trish McQuoid allegedly wrote the $2,367 check to the Benson County auditor's office from the account of a grocery store she recently closed. She's charged with issuing a check without sufficient funds.

McQuoid declined comment. She's due in court Aug. 22.

McQuoid pleaded guilty in a similar case in 2009. She was put on probation for a year and a half and ordered to pay restitution and fees totaling about $5,000.

When she closed her store in July, McQuoid said it was in financial trouble because of Devils Lake flooding that has threatened the town for years and prompted more than a third of its residents to leave.

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