Forgery conviction nets man probation

Published 4:44pm Saturday, June 2, 2012

After stealing checks, forging signatures and admitting to using the money to buy drugs, a Lansing man received a felony forgery conviction Friday in Mower County Court.

Paul Allen Yerhart, 53, was sentenced to two years’ supervised probation, 100 hours of community service and fined $550.

Yerhart stole multiple checks from an friend’s checkbook in November 2011, wrote them to himself and cashed them — each for several hundred dollars. In all, Yerhart tried to write more than $2,500 worth of checks. According to the court complaint, Yerhart admitted he used the money to buy drugs.

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