Former Boyceville woman headed to trial in forgery case

By Cara L. Dempski

MENOMONIE — A former Boyceville resident charged with multiple counts of forgery-uttering is headed to trial in Dunn County.

According to online court records, Lori N. Klund, age 42 of Wilson, learned during a January 12 pre-trial conference in front of Dunn County Circuit Court Judge Rod Smeltzer that three cases in which she is charged are heading to trial January 25.

[emember_protected] Records from the January 12 conference indicate two separate forgery cases will be tried together, while a case involving a felony bail jumping charge and three possession of illegally-obtained prescriptions charges will tag along as a secondary case.

The records indicate Klund is charged with nine counts of uttering a forgery from an August 2016 case in which several pieces of counterfeit United States currency were passed at Boyceville businesses.

The associated criminal complaint indicated a search warrant executed on the home where Klund lived in Boyceville yielded several more pieces of counterfeit currency matching the bills passed, along with several metallic gel pens whose chemical composition matched that of the ink on the counterfeit currency, computers, a printer, and several weapons.

Records on Wisconsin’s Circuit Court Automation Program, indicate Klund was charged with another felony count of forgery-uttering in September 2016. According to the criminal complaint, the charge was brought after the Menomonie Police Department was contacted by a local bank regarding a counterfeit $20 bill in money taken for admission to the 2016 Dunn County Fair.

The bill’s serial number reportedly matched that of other bills found in Klund’s home.

The online records and criminal complaint show Klund was also charged with felony bail jumping and three counts of possession of an illegally-obtained prescription after an August 2016 traffic stop in which prescription painkillers in bottles marked as belonging to her mother were found in a vehicle where she was a passenger.

Part of Klund’s cash bond, which was in effect at the time of the traffic stop, was that she not commit any further crimes.

If convicted of forgery-uttering or felony bail jumping, both class H felonies, Klund could face up to six years in prison, a fine of no more than $10,000, or both per charge. Possession of illegally-obtained prescription is an unclassified misdemeanor, which does not have a stated penalty. [/emember_protected]