A Kingsford man who recently stole checks in the city is now going to jail for 6 months across the state line.
30-year-old Timothy Branham has pleaded no contest to 2 counts of forgery.
He’d been facing 5 counts of that in Florence, Wisconsin, as well as misdemeanor theft of movable property.
But prosecutors dismissed that charge, and 3 of the 5 forgery counts, in a plea bargain.
Branham will have to pay the State Bank of Florence about $1,200 restitution.
He opened an account in May and cashed 4 checks in the next few days.
The bank later had all 4 returned to it with an ‘Account Closed’ stamp.
Branham recently spent 5 months in jail in Iron Mountain for stealing checks in Kingsford and using those to draw money from the same bank.