The LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department was contacted on January 12 by the LaGrange Quick Mart regarding a bogus check.
According to the police report, investigation by a deputy from the LaGrange Police Department discovered that Daryl Lee Pursel Jr. of Colon, Mich., passed a counterfeit business check on December 9 at the Quick Mart. The check was reported as being issued by Wells Cargo, Inc., of Elkhart without the authority or consent of the business or its employees. The matter was then turned over to the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department as part of an ongoing investigation. The investigation is covering a multiple-county area in Indiana and Michigan.
Assisting in the investigation is the Michigan State Police and other Michigan agencies.
This matter is being forwarded to the LaGrange County Prosecutor’s Office for review and consideration of charges.