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Tucson man convicted of fraud schemes and theft after checks bounce

Posted at 1:08 PM, Dec 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-23 15:08:27-05

A Tucson man has been convicted of fraud schemes and theft after he wrote multiple checks that bounced, according to a news release from the Pima County Attorney's Office. 

Authorities say on December 14 a jury convicted John Bergen of Fraud Schemes and Artifices and Theft. 

The attorney's office says in September of 2014, Bergen wrote six checks to four separate Tucson businesses from a closed account.

Authorities say the amount totaled more than $13K and was used to purchase car parts and labor. 

All of the checks bounced and the vendors never received payment. 

Bergen was convicted in absentia and a Superior Court judge issued a warrant for his arrest.