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Duluth man gets prison for forging employer’s checks

Superior Telegram

A Duluth man will spend three years in prison for forging his employer’s checks.

Ricky Jon Hogan, 30, pleaded guilty in Douglas County Circuit Court last week to one count of forgery. A second forgery charge was dismissed but read in for sentencing.

Hogan was sentenced to three years imprisonment and three years extended supervision to run concurrent with a separate 2011 drug conviction. Probation was revoked on the drug case in December and Hogan was sentenced to the three-year prison term followed by three years of extended supervision.

According to the criminal complaint:

Hogan did odd jobs for a Superior man who paid him in cash. Hogan noticed the man’s checkbook in the garage and took a few at a time, writing them out to himself. Fourteen checks totaling $3,020 were written to Hogan.