WATERLOO – A Missouri man has been arrested in a scheme to pass a counterfeit check to pay for a used piano in January.

The Black Hawk County resident who was selling the piano online had received a check for $1,500, from which he was supposed to deposit part in his bank account and wire $1,220 for a Wal-Mart in Cedar Park, Texas, to pay a truck driver to pick up the piano.

Thirteen days after sending the money, the resident was notified that the $1,500 check was a fake.

Investigators used store surveillance videos to identify 57-year-old Greg Duane Rawlings, of Bonnots Mill, Mo., as the person who picked up the check, and Black Hawk County sheriff’s deputies arrested him for second-degree theft on Nov. 28.

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