Check forger caught on tape denies allegations 31 Jan 12

A man from Lake City accused of stealing checks from business mailboxes is having a hard time blaming this one on the post office.

David John Siefert, 58, has been charged with stealing checks and forging his name on them. Police say he did this twice, once in Burnsville and once in Shakopee, and in both instances the dollar amount and payee name were altered on the check.

Siefert’s I.D. was used and police have surveillance video of him at both banks, but Siefert told a detective he hasn’t been in Shakopee for years and denied forging the checks.