Man charged with depositing false checks at SPP credit unionA Hastings man has been charged with trying to deposit counterfeit checks into an account at the NORCO Credit Union in St. Paul Park.
By: Scott Wente, South Washington County Bulletin
A Hastings man has been charged with trying to deposit counterfeit checks into an account at the NORCO Credit Union in St. Paul Park.
Joshua A. Broady, allegedly deposited fraudulent checks for $1,428.36 and $1,365.76 into his account at the credit union in summer of 2008.
According to the Washington County District Court Complaint, the checks appeared to be from two landscaping businesses. When investigators from St. Paul Park and Hastings questioned Broady, he said he received the checks for landscaping work he did behind Sam’s Club in Woodbury, according to the complaint. He told police he was paid $25 per hour for working 60 hours per week for about three weeks, according to the complaint. He couldn’t provide police with an address as to where the work was done, and said he didn’t have any information about his employer, according to the complaint. He told police that he would wait at the corner gas station at Fourth and Vermillion in Hastings where he would wait for the individual to pick him up.
When Broady was arrested, a folder containing checks made out to himself and another man were found in his vehicle, according to the complaint.
Broady is charged with having stolen checks, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years and $20,000, and theft by swindle, which carries a maximum penalty of five years and $10,000.
Broady’s first court appearance is April 1 at 9 a.m.