Chippewa Falls police trying to find men in theft, forgery case

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CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (CHIPPEWA FALLS POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS RELEASE) -- The Chippewa Falls Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in attempting to locate the following persons:

-Isaac J Lasiewicz: male/white, 22 years old, last know residence of 342 W Elm St. in the city of Chippewa Falls.

-Nathan C Johnson: male/white, 23 years old, no known residence.

Both subject are wanted for the following crimes: Theft, Forgery, Uttering a Forged Document and Fraud again a Financial Institution.

Both Lasiewicz and Johnson are believed to have stolen and deposited numerous personal and business checks in various jurisdictions in both Chippewa and Eau Claire counties.

Lasiewicz and Johnson were previously arrested on 07/16/14 for similar crimes and transported to the Chippewa County Jail. Both are currently under Chippewa County felony bond conditions.

It is believed both subjects are depositing illegally obtained and immediately withdrawing the maxim amount of cash. Based on the investigation to this point, it is suspected Lasiewicz and Johnson have defrauded local banks an estimated $25,000.

The Chippewa Falls Police Department is asking the public for any information regarding the whereabouts of Lasiewicz and Johnson. Neither are considered dangerous or a threat to the public. If anyone has information regarding these subjects or information they wish to report, please contact Inv. Robert Teuteberg at (715)726-2706.

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