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A Belview man, Travis Michael Blick, age 33, was sentenced in Redwood County Court after altering a check to change the amount paid.

According to court documents, on June 3, the Redwood Falls Police Department was told of a check forgery. An area business had issued Blick a check for $25.60 for goods provided at about 11:59 a.m., as documented by surveillance video.

About 14 minutes later, at 12:13 p.m., Blick was seen on the bank’s surveillance video signing the check. At 12:16 p.m. Blick was seen showing a bank teller the front and back of the check, which was not altered at that time. Blick then left the building and got into the back seat of the vehicle he arrived in. He was seen writing on the face of the check while in the vehicle and, at 12:21, putting the altered check into an ATM.

Shortly after that the bank contacted the business that had issued the check, stating the amount on it had been changed from $25.60 to $256.00.

On April 29, Blick was sentenced for felony check forgery to the correctional facility in St. Cloud for 12 months, one day, stayed for two years, supervised probation for two years, and fines and fees of $385.