A Hopkins woman has been charged in Blue Earth County Court after Authorities say she attempted to cash a nearly 600-dollar counterfeit payroll check at Hy-Vee in Mankato.

According to the criminal complaint, 20-year old Jasamine Mariah Eggleston presented a fake check that was drawn on a fictitious Alliance Bank account associated with a local business. The incident occurred at the Hy-Vee store in September but loss prevention stated that the check was not issued to Eggleston. 

Authorities report the check was consistent with other counterfeit checks recently passed. Mankato Police say it is believed that an individual in the metro area is counterfeiting checks and recruiting people to cash them in Mankato.

Eggleston is facing a Felony charge of Possession of a Counterfeit Check.