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Law roundup: Man says fraudulent check was 'from a friend'

by Daily Inter Lake
| June 11, 2024 12:00 AM

A bank customer was reportedly either scammed or was participating in a scam when he opened an individual retirement account and deposited a check from his 401K account, later changing his story that it was from “a friend’s” 401K. The check was returned to the bank as fraudulent after it had issued an $87,500 check made payable to the customer. The customer was allegedly in the negative by more than $42,000 and told the bank he couldn’t pay it back.

A passerby not from the area might not have gotten the best impression of it after reportedly seeing a woman wearing pajama pants and a flannel lying face down in the grass on the side of the road. They asked the Kalispell Police Department to check on her welfare. She told officers she was lying down because she was hot and wanted a ride.

An officer manager called the police to reportedly confirm a man the shop fired had been arrested and advised officers that she was going to the property. If he was there, she said she would call again to “demand he be arrested.” Officers said the business owner had to be the one to request he be moved along and if he claimed it was his legal residency they would have to go through the eviction process. The woman said “she knew the law” and insisted she would call the police if he was trespassing.

A trailer allegedly became unhitched and the driver called the police concerned about traffic safety when the tow truck arrived.

Police responded to a welfare check request on a highly intoxicated and half-asleep man in a parked F-150 who allegedly pulled his pants halfway down, urinated and crawled back into the truck. The caller said he had a black eye and scrapes on his face. He gave the truck keys to officers until he was sober enough to retrieve them. 

Someone was allegedly almost hit by a bunch of teenagers racing two trucks and a sedan in a parking lot.

About 10 to 12 kids at the pool were reportedly being loud and cursing, which someone called the police to complain about, saying they had alcohol with them.