Man Suspected of Giving Fake Check to Hopkins Landlord

The bank said the check’s design, logo and routing number didn’t match.

Police are looking for a man accused of giving a fake check to a Hopkins landlord, according to charging documents filed Tuesday.

Landlord Rod Galvin told police that 29-year-old Edward David Stahlmann gave his son-in-law a $2,400 rent check on April 13 that was later returned as fraudulent, Police Officer Raymond Laudenbach wrote in the charging documents.

When Laudenbach talked with the bank, it said the logo and design were inconsistent with the actual design and logo. The routing number on the check also went to a different bank.

Stahlmann moved in April 16. Galvin learned about the fake check while he was in Iowa. By the time he returned to Minnesota, Stahlmann had left the property.

Police looked for Stahlmann at his parents’ North St. Paul home, but his mother said he no longer lived with them and that she didn’t know where he was.

Stahlmann has been charged with offering a forged check—a felony that carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.


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