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Three Lakes woman pleads

not guilty to 10 forgery counts

A 37-year-old Three Lakes woman pleaded not guilty after probable cause was found she had committed forgery and uttering a forgery in Vilas County Circuit Court last week.

Lynette L. Majewski is charged with 10 counts of forgery and 10 counts of uttering a forgery in August, September and October of 2013. All the charges are Class H felonies. She faces fines up to $10,000 on each forgery count and prison time up to six years on each uttering charge.

Vilas Circuit Judge Neal A. Nielsen III scheduled a pretrial conference for Majewski for April 22 at 10:30 a.m. Majewski is free on a $1,000 signature bond.

According to the complaint, Majewski’s mother Lynn D. Majewski, reported a theft and forgery complaint to the sheriff’s department Nov. 18, 2013, saying she was in the hospital in Marshfield from Aug. 19 to Sept. 9, 2013, and someone had stolen two personal checkbooks either from a bedroom drawer or a storage shed on her property in the town of Lincoln.

A follow-up investigation showed that at least 60 checks were stolen and 46 were apparently forged and processed through the Ripco Credit Union in Rhinelander.  Authorities learned that the checks that were forged, non-sufficient fund fees and overdraft costs totalled upwards of $5,000.

The checks were written at area businesses, including Tobacco Road, Trig’s, Baker’s, Mollyville, Three Lakes Convenience Store and Little St. Germain Express gas station, where a clerk apparently inquired about Lynette L. Majewski cashing personal checks for her mother.

In other felony cases, Jennifer L. Janny, 39, of Land O’ Lakes, who pleaded no contest and was found guilty of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, fourth offense in five years, and operating a motor vehicle while revoked, had her sentence withheld and she was placed on probation for three years. Charges of operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration and another charge of operating a motor vehicle while revoked were dismissed in the plea agreement.

Conditions of Janny’s probation include: fined $3,706, including a $250 DNA surcharge; serve six months in the county jail, with credit for 135 days served; drivers license revoked for 36 months; ignition interlock device for 36 months; attend an assessment; not to possess or consume intoxicants and no taverns except for where she works. Judge Nielsen ordered her $750 cash bond will go towards her fine.

According to the complaint, Janny was arrested the morning of July 1, 2013, after she was involved in a one-vehicle crash on Big Portage Lake Road. A law enforcement officer reported there was an open bottle of vodka in the vehicle.

Robert Curtis Richardson, 48, of Eagle River, charged with one count of forgery, had a plea and sentencing hearing adjourned to April 25 at 2 p.m.

According to the complaint, Richardson, doing business as Custom Building by Richardson, was contracted to rebuild a home destroyed by fire in 2010. He allegedly signed and deposited a check issued by the Hartford Large Loss Organization Dec. 1, 2010, for $30,510.38. The funds had been sent to the property owner to be used for landscaping at the home.

Susano Marquez, 47, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with two counts of delivery of heroin and two counts of felony bail jumping, had a preliminary hearing set for March 24.

According to the complaint, officers executed a search warrant at his residence in Lac du Flambeau March 7 and allegedly found two small plastic bags with the same mark on them as a bag found next to a woman who had died of an apparent overdose in Lac du Flambeau earlier in the month.

Brenda J. Maloney, 44, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with delivery of heroin, possession of narcotic drugs and possession with intent to deliver heroin, also had a preliminary hearing scheduled for March 24.

According to the complaint, Maloney allegedly purchased heroin from Marquez March 3 and authorities believe it was the heroin that led to the overdose death of the Lac du Flambeau woman.

James E. Thomas, 50, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with burglary of a building or dwelling, and misdemeanor theft, both as a repeater, had a plea and sentencing hearing adjourned to April 21 at 8:45 a.m.

According to the complaint, Thomas was involved in the alleged theft of items from a residence at 609 Tomahawk Road in Lac du Flambeau Nov. 12, 1013. The victim told officers he and a woman were moving to another location and had items in boxes in the living room to be moved. The items stolen included a television, drill, staple gun, DVD player and Blu-ray player. An extension ladder also was taken.

Francesca A. St. Germaine, 32, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with fifth-offense operating while intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle while revoked, pleaded not guilty and a pretrial conference was set for April 29 at 10 a.m. His $2,500 cash bond was continued with the conditions that he not possess or consume intoxicants, no taverns and no driving.

According to the complaint, St. Germaine was apparently found passed out on the steering wheel in a vehicle located near the intersection of Johnson Creek Road and Highway 47 in Arbor Vitae at 6:54 a.m. March 2. Officers said they found two cans of open beer in the console. They said St. Germaine was hard to wake up and when they did get him out of the vehicle, it was hard for him to stand up.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 11:26 AM

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