Hastings Police have charged Zachary Charles Benedict, 24, Red Wing, with one felony count of issuance of worthless checks. According to the complaint filed in the Dakota County Attorney's office, seven checks were written to Thrifty White Drug in Hastings during a week in January 2009. The checks totaled $392.17. Another check was written to Pearle Vision during the same week. All of the checks were returned with notations either of "account closed" or "can't find account." One of the employees identified Benedict from a photo lineup as being the person who presented the checks. Attempts were made to locate Benedict at the address listed on the checks, but were not successful. A letter was sent to Benedict at his most current address, but payment has not been received for the checks.

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