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SIOUX CITY -- A transient man was taken into custody Friday, a week and a half after he tried to cash stolen checks worth thousands of dollars. 

According to criminal complaints filed Friday, 25-year-old Christian Luhr attempted to cash a stolen check issued by Schuster Co. at Primebank, 2700 Hamilton Blvd., Jan. 28. The check, written for $3,481.50, was sent to T & A Truck Wash four days earlier, but Luhr stole the check from T & A's mailbox and altered it to show himself as the payee. 

A day later, Luhr went to Central Bank, 2906 Hamilton Blvd, and cashed a $4,200 check from Cloverleaf Cold Storage, which was originally issued to a Cloverleaf employee. Luhr had again altered the check to show himself as payee. 

Luhr was charged with two counts of forgery, an aggravated misdemeanor. 

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