Forger may spend sentence in treatment


The man accused of burglarizing the home of an 81-year-old Havre woman, stealing her coin collection and forging checks from her bank account has been sentenced to three years in the custody of the Montana Department of Corrections.

State District Judge John McKeon sentenced Shane Clark Johnson, 35, to eight years with all but three suspended in connection with Johnson's guilty pleas to felony theft, burglary and forgery by common scheme. Johnson was given credit for 145 days already served.

The sentence means Johnson may not be sent to prison, and could be released within a year, a state p...

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