Zumbrota man sentenced to 20 months in Dodge County fraud case

(ABC 6 News) – UPDATE: Ramon Jimenez Ruiz was sentenced to 20 months at the MN Correctional Facility in St. Cloud Thursday, June 22.

Ruiz was convicted of one count of check forgery in Dodge County Court.

He will receive credit for 91 days spent in Olmsted County’s Adult Detention Center.


(ABC 6 News) – A Zumbrota man accused in multiple check forgery and fraud cases across Minnesota missed his scheduled Dodge County pretrial hearing Wednesday.

Ramon Jimenez Ruiz was previously described by then-judge Jodi Williams as the defendant with the highest accumulated criminal score in her entire time working in Dodge County.

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He was accused of check forgery in Dodge County Court, but had multiple fraud and traffic cases pending in Dodge, Washington, and Goodhue Counties.

Dodge County staff discovered Thursday that Ruiz, 43, had been incarcerated in Ramsey County in relation to two cases — another check forgery charge and one count of contempt of court.

According to Minnesota court records, Ruiz had also accumulated additional charges of driving after license revocation in Dodge County since his initial Dodge County appearance in February.

Ruiz’s Dodge County pretrial has been rescheduled for June 21.