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Published August 04, 2011, 04:27 PM

Minnewaukan, ND, Mayor Accused of Writing Bad Check from Grocery Store Account

The mayor of Minnewaukan, ND, is facing a felony charge for allegedly writing a bad check to the Benson County auditor's office.

The mayor of Minnewaukan, ND, is facing a felony charge for allegedly writing a bad check to the Benson County auditor's office.

Trish McQuoid is charged with issuing a check or draft without sufficient funds or credit.

According to the criminal complaint, McQuoid issued a check for $2376 from the account of her grocery store in May.

The check bounced. McQuoid closed the store in July.

McQuoid paid a cash bond in the amount of the check on Tuesday.

McQuoid pleaded guilty to a similar charge in December 2009. In that case she was placed on 18 months probation and ordered to pay restitution and fees totaling more than $5,000.

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