Local Video News

2013YearinPhotos-1

Three charged with writing checks on jail account PDF Print E-mail
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.
 

Front Page Stories

Perrysburg Twp. man gets 22 years for rape, assault
07/25/2014 | PETER KUEBECK, Sentinel Staff Writer

A Perrysburg Township man was sentenced to more than 22 years in prison Thursday afternoon after bei [ ... ]


Otsego approves contract with staff
07/25/2014 | Sentinel-Tribune
article thumbnail

TONTOGANY - The Otsego school district has inked a new three-year contract with  [ ... ]


Other Front Page Articles
Sentinel-Tribune Copyright 2010