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Charges: Cloquet man stole mail, forged checks


May 14, 2021

A Cloquet man faces charges for allegedly creating an elaborate system of false identities and forged checks based on stolen mail.

Jory Richard Johnson, 32, is facing 11 different felony charges, including two for mail theft, two identity theft, two theft by swindle, four for check forgery and one controlled substance possession charge. The charges were originally filed in November 2020, but it appears a warrant was issued for Johnson in December 2020 and not recalled until May 7.

During the course of the investigation, which began in the fall of 2019, officers uncovered a pattern of conduc...

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