Belcourt woman accused of sending fake checks to oil company

TOWNER COUNTY, N.D. – State prosecutors have accused a Belcourt woman of sending fake check payments worth nearly $700 to a North Dakota oil company.

Prosecutors have charged 26-year-old Catherine Nielson with nine A misdemeanor counts of issuing a no account check.

Investigators say that Nielson sent nine checks to Vining Oil totaling $693.56 from Aug. 19-28 of last year.

Investigators learned that Nielson has no account with Rolette State Bank, the institution behind the checks.

The courts ordered Nielson to post a $2000 bond. She will be back in court Oct. 31 for a status conference.

Prosecutors filed a tenth count against Nielson in a separate case file.