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Ogema woman gets prison time for check forgery

An Ogema woman was convicted and sentenced recently in Becker County District Court on two felony counts of check forgery.

Two additional counts of the same charge against Barbara Sue Jackson, 31, of 40699 County Highway 34, Ogema, were dismissed at sentencing.

Jackson was ordered to serve a total of 19 months (1½ years) in prison, with credit for 145 days previously served, and must also pay $135 in court fines and fees, plus $800 in restitution.

The charges were related to an Oct. 7, 2013 incident in Detroit Lakes.

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