Sheboygan man, 18, charged with check forgery

Ethan M. Lesko

Ethan M. Lesko

SHEBOYGAN — An 18-year-old Sheboygan man is accused of writing himself a check from his stepfather’s checkbook.

Ethan M. Lesko, of 916 Georgia Avenue in Sheboygan, was charged Wednesday in Sheboygan County Court with felony forgery, uttering a forgery and misdemeanor theft.

According to the criminal complaint, Lesko’s stepfather contacted Plymouth Police after he discovered that a check in the amount of $150 had been cashed. The man advised that he reviewed his check register and did not find an entry for that check and stated that he is very thorough about entering checks and maintaining a well-balanced check register.

When the stepfather looked at his checkbook, he found that the carbon copy was also missing. He then contacted Bank First National and discovered the check was made out to his stepson, Ethan Lesko.

Lesko’s stepfather stressed that at no time did he write a check out his stepson nor did he have permission to write a check out to himself. According to the stepfather, the 18-year-old has a history of doing this and has done this to his mother.

When police made contact with Lesko, he said, “This is (expletive), he gave me that check. He wrote that out willingly.” The stepfather replied that he did not.

In April 2017, Lesko was charged with misdemeanor theft of movable property and was later found guilty.