Five area men are charged in forging and counterfeiting crimes-- totaling over 90-thousand dollars.All five are charged with Class A felony Conspiracy to Commit Forgery.
And three of these men are also charged with Class B felony Forgery or Counterfeiting.
It is believed about nine blank checks were stolen from Minot law firm Eaton Van De Streek and Ward in February.
The victim later reported the checks stolen late last month.
A police affidavit shows Duane Robert Bornhoeft of Mandan has confessed to receiving a stolen check from Christopher Allen Dutchuk of Bismarck and giving proceeds of it to Dutchuck-- for meth.
Brent Michael Jungling of Bismarck confessed to receiving checks from Dutchuk and giving him proceeds as well.
It is also believed that Richard James Wilson, Jr. of Bismarck received meth for his work in the conspiracy--
Aaron Duane Jorgensen of Bismarck transported the men to and from the banks where they cashed the checks.
Jungling, Dutchuk, and Bornhoeft remain in the Burleigh County jail.
There are warrants out for Wilsons' and Jorgensens' arrests.