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LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Following last month’s guilty plea of his co-conspirator in a plan to rip off 7-11 for $400, another teen pled guilty in Livingston County court to felony Forgery and Grand Larceny Tuesday morning.
The teen was sentenced to 5 years’ probation and will have no felonies on his record since he was granted youthful offender status by Judge Robert Wiggins. The young man says he and his codefendant received $400 in fake bills through an online purchase and admitted that he used a third party to actually pass the fakes and a real $100 over the counter at 7-11 to purchase a $500 debit card in early November 2014.
“I’m going to be honest with you, I think this is a light sentence,” said Judge Wiggins. “I’m offended by what you did, and that you would send someone else to be the scapegoat and spend this money. From one man’s perspective, you’re getting a heck of a break.”
The young man pled to Forgery in the Second Degree, a D felony, Possession of a Forged Instrument, a D felony, and Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, an E felony.
The teen’s attorney, Daniel Magill with Peter Skivingston’s law office, said that the young man and his codefendant would be able to make the $400 of restitution payable to the victim, 7-11, by the end of Tuesday.
PHOTO CAPTION: The security camera image of the third party making the purchase at 7-11. (Photo/Geneseo Police Department)