Green pleads guilty in forgery case

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By Susan Sharp

Along with paying nearly $1,000 in restitution, a LaFollette man will spend the next four years on probation for multiple forgery counts.

Last week, Gary Robert Green, II pleaded guilty to four counts of forgery and theft under $500 while appearing in criminal court. He must also pay court costs and a $375 fine.

In June Green was arrested by LaFollette Police Det. Jason Henegar after he made the rounds through the city writing a series of checks drawn on an account that didn’t belong to him, the arrest report said. As Green shopped at local merchants he wrote checks ranging from $40 to $338. In 10 days, he wrote virtually $1,000 in bad checks, LPD records indicate.

While the name on the checks closely resembled Green’s, the checks were not his. Instead, they belonged to his father who was incarcerated in a federal prison, court records said.