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Cleveland firefighter indicted for grand theft, money laundering, forgery

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Posted at 12:48 PM, Jul 19, 2018

A 25-year veteran of the Cleveland Fire Department was indicted Wednesday on charges including grand theft, money laundering and forgery.

Firefighter Damon Johnson, 46, was relieved of duty Thursday pending adjudication of this case, according to a news release from the mayor’s office.

Johnson was indicted on grand theft, money laundering, obstruction of official business, two counts of tampering with records, three counts of forgery; forging identification cards, and three counts of identification fraud.

The indictments alleged that Johnson forged documents to facilitate fraud on a woman in order to obtain over $28,000 from her. The indictments allege he forged Power of Attorney and a promissory note to facilitate the sale of the woman's property. 

News 5 is working to learn more about the indictments and case against Johnson.