Mailbox Thief Check Forgery 30 Nov 12

A 26-year-old man is in custody after allegedly attempting to cash checks stolen from mailboxes in Nicollet and Blue Earth Counties. Christopher Michael Virkus, who has no permanent address, was arrested by Mankato police Wednesday afternoon. He had apparently been taking checks from residential mailboxes and then modifying them to make himself the payee. He’s now in the Blue Earth County Jail facing felony check forgery charges.