Bookkeeper sentenced for theft by swindle, must repay $88,000
A long-time bookkeeper for Pine Ridge Homes in Cloquet has been granted a stay of imposition and sentenced to five years of supervised probation for writing some $88,000 in unauthorized checks to herself.
Denise Rae Forconi, 63, of Esko appeared for sentencing before Judge Robert Macaulay Monday in Carlton County Court. She had earlier pleaded guilty to three counts of theft by swindle. Three additional counts were dismissed as part of a plea bargain.