Man tries cashing bogus checks signed by Star Wars character

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CHAMPAIGN -- A Champaign man is arrested after trying to cash fake paychecks signed by a Star Wars character.

Police charged Brian Dunbar, 21, charged with felony deceptive practices last week.

Two bogus checks from Champaign record store, Exile On Main Street, were made out to Dunbar for more than $800. The checks were signed by "Mon Mothma" from Star Wars.

"I was just surprised that anybody would try to pass off checks from our store," said record store owner, Jeff Brandt.

Dunbar is due back in court next month and faces up to three years in prison.

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