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1956 Mickey Mantle Card Bought with Bad Check: Mercer Island Police Log

A Mercer Island man reported that he exchanged a 1956 Mickey Mantle baseball card worth $4,750 for a fraudulent check.

A Mercer Island man in the 7300 block of Island Crest Way reported that he sold a collector's grade 1956 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card to someone via Fed Ex COD in late January, and found that the check used to purchase the card was fraudulent.

The check was for $4,750, according to a police report.

The information on this incident came from the Mercer Island Police Department press board. Other incidents on Mercer Island include:

- QFC at 7823 SE 28th St., reported Feb. 19, that a Seattle woman had come into the store and shoplifted assorted liquor four different times between Jan. 25 and Feb. 2. Two dozen bottles of liquor, including Hennessy, Chivas Regal and Crown Royal, were taken.

- A Bellevue man told police that someone smashed the driver's side window of his Jeep Liberty, parked in the 8800 block of SE 40th Street between 7 and 8 p.m. Feb. 19, and took his wallet, which contained about $40 cash, a credit card and a driver's license. Damage: $200. Loss: $50.

- The check of an account belonging to a Bellevue woman was altered and cashed for $2,235 on Nov. 7 of last year. The check holder was not charged funds, and the bank in the 2900 block of 78th Avenue SE was out the money.

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