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Police: Man steals check, buys stamps from St. Charles post office

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

ST. CHARLES – A Chicago man is being held at the Kane County Jail after using a stolen check to buy stamps, according to a St. Charles Police Department report.

Brian Eugene Woodhouse, 54, of the 7600 block of Luella Street, was charged Feb. 5 with forgery, a Class 3 felony, and possession of a fake ID, a Class 4 felony.

According to the police report, he wrote a $322 check for six rolls of 100 Forever stamps at the post office at 2600 Oak St. He reportedly told police he would have gotten about $200 for the stamps.

In addition to using stolen checks, Woodhouse used a fake ID, which he told police he bought for $200 in Chicago, police reported.

A U.S. postal inspector wanted to interview Woodhouse because he believed the incident might be related to a larger ring of people conducting the same activity, police reported.

According to online records, Woodhouse was being held on $75,000 bond.

St. Charles police noted he also is wanted on a Champaign County warrant for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving with a suspended license.

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