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Superior Telegram

A Superior man will spend 180 days in jail for forging about 40 checks from a Superior business.

Eric Scott Meteraud, 28, pleaded no contest in Douglas County Circuit Court last week to three counts of forgery. Two additional counts and 36 uncharged offenses were dismissed, but read in for sentencing.

Meteraud was sentenced to five years of probation and 180 days of jail with Huber work release granted. He was ordered to pay $30,708.38 restitution to Dan’s Feed Bin, have no contact with victim, undergo a chemical dependency evaluation, maintain absolute sobriety, submit to random urinalysis and provide a DNA sample.

Meteraud also pleaded no contest to unrelated charges of possession of marijuana, and first offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He was ordered to pay a $363 fine for the marijuana charge and a $742 fine for the intoxicated driving charge. His driver’s license was suspended for six-months.

Additional charges of speeding, no valid driver’s license, operating with a restricted controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia were dismissed.

According to the criminal complaint:

The owner of Dan’s Feed Bin, Dan Wicklund, reported July 26 to Superior police that he suspected Meteraud of taking some checks. The forgeries came to light because several checks had bounced from Dan’s Feed Bin. The checks were made payable to Meteraud and signed with the name of the employee authorized to sign the checks; it wasn’t the employee’s signature.