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Court news: North Dakota woman sentenced after fraudulent check cashed in DL

The suspect was identified by photos, and police determined that the phone number written on the back of the fraudulent check belonged to her, according to court records.

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DETROIT LAKES — Eve Marie Jackson, 30, of Grafton, N.D., has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for gross misdemeanor theft.

A felony check forgery charge was dropped in a plea agreement.

According to court records, on Jan. 14, 2021, a woman reported fraudulent activity in her checking account to the Fargo Police Department. The woman said she received a call from Bell Bank inquiring about a $600 check. She told the bank that she had not written any checks and, in fact, was waiting for new blank checks to be delivered in the mail.

The victim reviewed four checks that were determined to be fraudulent, and one of them, a $500 check, was cashed in the name of “Heidi Johnson” on Jan. 13, 2021 at the Bell Bank in Detroit Lakes.

Jackson was identified by photos, and police determined that the phone number written on the back of the fraudulent check belonged to her, according to court records.

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On July 21, District Judge Michelle Lawson sentenced Jackson on the theft charge to 365 days in jail, with 357 days stayed for two years and credit for eight days served. She was ordered to pay $500 in restitution to the victim, along with a $500 fine and $650 in court fees. Restitution is to be paid first. She was placed on supervised probation for two years.

Related Topics: BECKER COUNTY DISTRICT COURTCRIME AND COURTSPUBLIC SAFETY
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