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      Ontonagon man arrested on forgery charges

      An Ontonagon man was arrested for allegedly forging and cashing checks for an incomplete construction job.

      The Michigan State Police report that UPSET detectives assisted Troopers from the Gladstone post with the arrest of 46-year-old Bruce Michael Sever for larceny by false pretenses, two counts of forgery and larceny from a building less than $20,000.

      Officials says that Sever allegedly accepted money for a construction job in the City of Gladstone which he did not complete, and is suspected of forging and cashing checks from the victim's account. UPSET detectives located and arrested Sever at a residence in Gwinn after a two day search by police and troopers from several posts throughout Upper Michigan.

      The report states that if convicted, Sever could face 14 years in prison for each count of forgery, five years for larceny by false pretenses and four years for larceny from a building. Sever was arraigned in Delta District Court on Friday, and is being held on a $10,000 bond.