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Osage woman ordered to pay restitution for bouncing checks

Karen Ann Haverinen, 23, of 20386 County Road 39, Osage, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one felony count of issuing dishonored checks worth more than $500.

Becker County District Judge Joe Evans sentenced Haverinen to pay restitution to the victim, plus court costs, and placed her on probation for one year.

Evans continued the case for one year, with the charges being dropped if Haverinen stays law-abiding.

According to court records, she wrote three NSF checks on three different occasions in May and June of 2009, totaling $519.