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Ex-police officer forges check

Choi Young-kil, who is on the nationwide wanted list for cashing a counterfeit check, has turned out to be a former police officer.

The Gyeonggi Provincial Police Agency said that Choi worked as a police officer from 1982 until he was fired at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency Mobile Police Corps in 1990.

An overseas travel ban has been placed on Choi, but he is speculated to have already fled Korea to avoid arrest.

Choi and two other suspects cashed a forged 10 billion won ($ 8.73 million) check at a Suwon bank on June 12. The police have put them on the wanted list.

The 60-year-old fugitive allegedly cashed the check in U.S. dollars and Japanese yen.