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Walter McMorris

A Racine man forged several checks, and cashed them at area banks, including one in Mount Pleasant, according to police.

Walter McMorris, 42, is charged with uttering a forgery, fraud against a financial institution and attempted fraud against a financial institution for a series of August transactions.

A man went to the Racine County Sheriff’s Department on Aug. 22, after learning someone had cashed fraudulent checks on his account. He said five checks were written against his business account and cashed at Johnson Banks in Racine, Mount Pleasant and Kenosha.

The checks were presented to tellers between Aug. 18 and 21, at five different bank branches, according to court records. At the fifth bank, the criminal complaint states, a teller became suspicious and contacted the account holder.

Video footage from the banks helped identify the suspect.

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