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A Sturtevant man was charged after he wrote series of fraudulent checks stealing thousands of dollars, and attempting to steal thousands more.

Michael R. Gleason, 30, stole a number of checks from his former employer, Feltner’s Sewer and Drain Service in Trevor, Wis., and has been cashing them since at least Dec. 2016.

Gleason wrote more than $25,000 worth of fraudulent checks, according to a criminal complaint.

Racine County Sheriff deputies eventually tracked Gleason to a Quality Inn, 910 Sylvania Ave. When the deputies arrived, Gleason took off running in an attempt to flee, but he was eventually apprehended.

He’s charged with uttering a forgery, misappropriating identifying information to obtain money, theft and resisting arrest.

Editor’s note: This version of the story corrects that Gleason wrote more than $25,000 in fraudulent checks. Racine County Eye regrets the error.

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.