|Three charged with writing checks on jail account|
|Written by BILL RYAN Sentinel Staff Writer|
|Thursday, 28 February 2013 11:11|
Most criminals like to avoid law enforcement operations at all costs, which makes the actions of three area men a bit more curious.
The three are listed as co-defendants and each charged with one or more counts of forgery for writing fraudulent checks from the Wood County Justice Center account.
Jason Ochoa, 27, of Toledo, was indicted with four counts of forgery. According to the indictment Ochoa forged four separate Wood County Justice Center checks on various dates between October 20 and Nov. 1. Each of the checks was made payable to himself.
The checks ranged between $336 and $394, totaling more than $1,500. Oddly, each of the checks were for varied amounts and each ended with 10, 15 or 20 cents.
One of his co-defendants, Chad M. Steck, 29, of Oregon, is facing three similar forgery charges regarding additional checks written near the same time and made payable to Steck. His three checks totaled more than $860.
Similarly, Che A. Ochoa, 38, of Toledo, is charged with one count of forgery involving a similar Justice Center check for $415.10 payable to himself.
Each count for all three defendants is a fifth-degree offense.
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