A Washington Court House man who gave a fraudulent check to Carrol Halliday Inc. was sentenced to a community-based in-patient correctional facility in Dayton for 180 days and was given two years of community control.
Sean K. McKittrick, 36, plead guilty to forgery, a felony of the fifth degree, and trafficking in heroin, a felony of the fourth degree, Nov. 14 in the Fayette County Court of Common Pleas.
McKittrick was indicted in April by a Fayette County grand jury after employees at Carrol Halliday Inc., 1700 Columbus Ave., Washington C.H., reported to the Washington Court House Police Department that they had been given a cashier’s check by McKittrick that the bank said had already been presented.
According to reports, the check, in the amount of $1,995, was presented by McKittrick to pay off his vehicle, parts and service account for a car he had purchased at Carrol Halliday Inc. Carrol Halliday Inc.,’s bank returned the check. When Carrol Halliday Inc. called the check’s issuing bank, Nevada Bank, Carrol Halliday Inc. was told that the check was fraudulent. The check number, account number and routing number were correct but the date, payee and amount were incorrect as the check had already cleared their account.
During a pre-trial hearing in the Fayette County Court of Common Pleas, McKittrick said the check was mailed to him from work that he did online. According to reports, when police questioned McKittrick, he said he had transferred title of the car to someone else.
McKittrick was indicted in September for trafficking in heroin. According to his indictment, he sold or offered to sell heroin Dec. 30, 2015 in Fayette County in an amount less than five grams.
For both charges, forgery and trafficking in heroin, McKittrick was sentenced to two years of community control, subject to the supervision and control of the Fayette County Adult Probation Department, ordered to complete 180 days in the Monday Program, a community-based in-patient correctional facility in Dayton, including any after care, a six-month driver’s license suspension and ordered to pay the costs for prosecution.
He is being held in the Fayette County Jail pending transfer to the Monday Program.
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