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Bookkeeper sentenced for theft by swindle, must repay $88,000

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CARLTON - A longtime bookkeeper for Pine Ridge Homes in Cloquet has been granted a stay of imposition and sentenced to five years of supervised probation for writing some $88,000 in unauthorized checks to herself.

Denise Rae Forconi, 63, of Esko, was sentenced this week in Carlton County Court. She had pleaded guilty to three counts of theft by swindle. Three additional counts were dismissed as part of a plea bargain.

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