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Woman sentenced for forging checks

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A White Earth woman has been sentenced in Becker County District Court on two separate felony counts of check forgery and offering a forged check.

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Jamie Louise Day, 31, whose address is listed as P.O. Box 478, White Earth, was ordered to serve 12 months and one day in prison, stayed on conditions including completion of a 60-day jail sentence and up to five years of supervised probation.

She must also complete an undetermined amount of community service work in lieu of a $1,000 court fine, and pay $1,970 in restitution.

That sentence was related to a criminal complaint in which she was accused of cashing $1,970 in stolen checks between Aug. 16 and Sept. 28, 2011.

The checks were forged with her mother’s signature, according to the complaint.

A second felony count of offering a forged check in connection with that offense was dismissed at sentencing.

The second charge of offering a forged check was related to a Nov. 27, 2012 offense in which she tried to cash multiple forged checks totaling $460 at two Ogema businesses.

Day was sentenced on that charge to 13 months in prison, stayed on conditions including completion of a 90-day jail sentence and up to five years of supervised probation as well as community service in lieu of a $50 fine.

A second felony count of check forgery/alteration in connection with that charge was also dismissed.

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