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      Ralls Sheriff: Be wary of men passing bad checks

      Ralls County investigators are searching for a pair of tech workers they believe are using fraudulent checks throughout Northeast Missouri.

      Robert Wilbur Copenhaver, 39, and Robert Dale Lane, 35, are workers with Tech Edge, a subcontractor with Ralls Technology. The pair were part of a crew hired to install fiber optic lines throughout Ralls County, according to the sheriff??s office.

      The men passed fraudulent checks from a business in Licking, Mo. They also used personal checks on a closed account to obtain services such as motel rooms, food and gas, the Sheriff??s Office said.

      The two men might also be in the company of an Amanda R. Peterson, 24.

      The Sheriff??s Office warned businesses not to accept checks from these subjects and are asked to contact the Sheriff??s Department at 573-985-5611 if they should come in contact with either subject.

      No criminal charges have been filed in the ongoing investigation.