Prairie’s Edge Casino has been dealing with a series of people attempting to cash counterfeit checks. Nine people are currently charged. The charges were filed in January, and their first court appearances were scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 20. Two of the individuals weren’t able to make it because of icy road conditions.

The cases took place between May 27 and June 12 last year. After the checks were cashed, the respective banks or businesses notified the casino that the checks were fake. In all but one case, the business owner said the individuals who presented the checks didn’t work for the respective companies. After the casino became aware of the forgeries, they refused to cash other suspect payroll checks and notified the police when they were presented.

Those charged include:

•Jennifer Lynn Kronke, 42, of Tyler, is charged with six felonies: two counts of check forgery, two counts of offering a forged check and two counts of possession of a counterfeit check.

•Blake Gordon Rolfes, 24, of Willmar, is charged with three felonies: one count of check forgery, one count of offering a forged check and possession of a counterfeit check.

•Stephanie Lee Nichols, 27, of Willmar, is charged with three felonies: one count of check forgery, one count of offering a forged check, and possession of a counterfeit check.

•Geoffrey Alan Irwin, 26, of Willmar, is charged with three felonies, including one count of check forgery, one count of offering a forged check and possession of a counterfeit check.

•Francisco Vallejo, 45, of Willmar, is charged with three felonies, including one count of check forgery, one count of offering a forged check and possession of a counterfeit check.

•Martin Bravo Jr., 24, of Fridley, is charged with three felonies: one count of check forgery, one count of offering a forged check and possession of counterfeit check.

•Adrian John Robledo, 32, of Faribault, is charged with two felonies, including check forgery and offering a forged check.

•Jorge Anibal Soto, Jr., 20, of Chicago, was charged with two felonies, including check forgery and offering a forged check.

•Yolanamarie Radzhabov, 28, of Willmar, is charged with two felonies, including check forgery and offering a forged check.