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Area law enforcement agencies cooperate to apprehend suspect


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IRONWOOD — Gogebic County Sheriff’s Department deputy Adam Zak received word on Dec. 26 that area businesses were receiving bad checks from a business account that did not exist.

The checks to Forslund’s and Steiger’s hardware stores in the hundreds of dollars each were primarily used for construction equipment. Most of the equipment has been returned to the stores after it was recovered at an area motel.

The Ironwood Public Safety Department and sheriff’s department obtained a vehicle description for the suspect from area businesses’ video cameras...

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