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Restitution ordered in forgery case

 

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PATRICIA WANDEN, left, testifies in Iron County Court Monday during a sentencing and restitution hearing while Judge Patrick Madden looks on. PATRICIA WANDEN, left, testifies in Iron County Court Monday during a sentencing and restitution hearing while Judge Patrick Madden looks on.

By RICHARD JENKINS

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HURLEY - A Hurley woman received a deferred entry of judgement and was ordered to pay $25,000 in restitution during an appearance in Iron County Court Monday.

Patricia Ruth Wanden, 66, faced charges of forgery and a misdemeanor charge of theft through false representation in the case. Special prosecutor Fritz Schellgell accused Wanden of forging James Pierce's signature and cashing an insurance check made out to both Wanden and Pierce following a 2011 fire at the house in Gile, Wis., they both were living in.

Schellgell handled prosecution of t...



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