Fraudulent Check Scam

Lake­port Police Depart­ment said 25 year old Michael Gun­der­son of Clear­lake was arrested for attempt­ing to cash a fic­ti­tious check for more than $1,000 at the Sav­ings Bank of Men­do­cino County in Lake­port on Wednes­day. Gun­der­son was arrested on a felony charge of mak­ing or pass­ing a fic­ti­tious check, with bail set at $15,000 for that charge. Jail records indi­cated Gun­der­son remained in cus­tody today due to a no-bail hold for a felony pro­ba­tion vio­la­tion, with a ten­ta­tive Fri­day court date sched­uled. In a seper­ate inci­dent Police are look­ing for a sec­ond sus­pect that went into a local bank on Mon­day with a Lake County Waste Solu­tions check that had been altered and man­aged to cash the check for more than $900. So far, it hasn’t been deter­mined if the two inci­dents are related.