William Cordon was sentenced in District Court Tuesday in Buffalo after previously pleading guilty to one count of Forgery and one count of Obtaining Property by False Pretenses.
According to a media release from Johnson County Prosecuting Attorney Kenneth DeCock, Cordon was initially charged with one count of Forgery and four counts of Obtaining Property by False Pretenses.
A plea agreement resulted in the State dismissing three counts of Obtaining Property by False Pretenses in exchange for the defendant admitting liability and making restitution on all five counts.
Cordon was sentenced to two to four years on each count to be served concurrently. County Attorney DeCock urged the Court to require Cordon to serve 180 days of the sentence prior to being placed on probation, but the Court suspended all prison time and placed Cordon on four years of supervised probation. Cordon was also ordered to pay $7,816.17 in restitution and a $1,500.00 in fines.
The charges stemmed from Cordon depositing five fictitious checks in his personal account at a local bank and then immediately withdrawing the money.