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Second Arrest Made in Check Cashing Scheme

A Dubuque woman is facing a felony charge for her role in a check cashing scheme. Back in September, Dubuque Police were contacted by a Manchester man who said three of his personal checks had been forged and cashed in Dubuque. The checks had been written out for a total of $1,300 and were all deposited by 21-year-old Skylar Maanika at various financial institutions. The victim told police he did not know Maanika, and he believed his checks had been stolen while he was living at the Dubuque Rescue Mission over the summer. Surveillance images showed Maanika using an ATM to deposit one of the checks. In one case, Maanika was accompanied by 34-year-old Timothy Tuthill of Dubuque. In another instance, Tuthill used Maanika’s bank card to deposit one of the fraudulent checks. Maanika is now facing one count of Forgery. If convicted, she could face up to five years in prison. Tuthill was arrested on a Forgery charge about three weeks ago.

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