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Austin woman sentenced to supervised probation for check forgery and drug possession charges

An Austin woman convicted on check forgery and drug possession charges in Mower County District Court has been sentenced to supervised probation. 

40-year old Dixie Lou Denhof was sentenced Monday to 10 years of supervised probation and ordered to pay $1,209 in restitution. Denhof pleaded guilty in July to one count of check forgery and one count of 5th degree drug possession.

She was arrested in December 2018 after employees at Runnings called Austin police and pointed Denhof out as having written checks that had been returned for insufficient funds. Police reported that when they tried to arrest Denhof, she started yelling and swearing and threatening suicide.

Officers searched Denhof’s purse and reported that they discovered heroin, a methamphetamine pipe, and two forged checks totaling $1,900.


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