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.