Second man pleads in forged-checks case

Second man pleads in forged-checks case

URBANA — An Urbana man who used a forged check to buy merchandise at a Champaign electronics store has been sentenced to two years of probation.

Antonio Anderson, 21, who listed an address in the 1600 block of East Florida Avenue, admitted that he forged a check on Feb. 27 at the Illini Media Tech Center, 512 E. Green St., so that he could buy electronics.

He was one of three men accused of using forged checks to buy $5,860 worth of electronics, including computers, headphones and iPads from the store. After the purchases, employees noticed checks with different names but identical routing and account numbers.

Co-defendant Christopher Peeples, 23, of Park Forest, received the same sentence while the case of Marvel Yarbrough, 23, of Champaign, is not resolved.

Anderson and Peeples were ordered to make restitution in excess of $5,000 total to the store. A more serious charge of burglary against each of those men was dismissed.

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billbtri5 wrote on July 02, 2013 at 4:07 pm

why bother prosecuting...