FLASHER, N.D. - A Flasher man is facing theft charges and charges of defrauding secured creditors after deputies say he deposited about $50,000 worth of checks improperly.
Law enforcement says at least six people or entities had liens against 49-year-old Corey Fleck.
Deputies accuse Fleck of selling cattle to pay them back, then never giving the lien holders the money.
They say Fleck took checks with the lien holders name and deposited them in his account.
Law enforcement is also charging Fleck for forging his dead ex-wife's signature to deposit more than $1,000 into his account. They say that money should have gone to her estate.
He faces 40 years in prison if convicted on all charges.