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Waubun woman sentenced for check forgery

Melissa Rose Jackson, 35, of rural Waubun has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony check forgery.

According to court records, on April 3, 2018, she used checks from a stolen purse to write two checks, for $200 and $400, made out to herself and deposited into her bank account at Wells Fargo.

She appeared in court March 22 before District Judge Jay Carlson, who sentenced her to 13 months in prison at Shakopee, stayed for five years.

She was ordered to serve 34 days in jail, with credit granted for 34 days served.

She was fined $1,000, plus $1,165 in court fees, and ordered to abstain from drugs and alcohol, submit to random testing, and get a chemical dependency evaluation and follow all the recommendations, including aftercare. She was placed on supervised probation for five years.