Advertisement

Admitted counterfeiter chastised by judge

December 27, 2001

Admitted counterfeiter chastised by judge



By STACEY DANZUSO
chbbureau@innernet.net


A Chambersburg man who printed counterfeit money in his home was sentenced in Franklin County Court Wednesday to prison time served.

Forrest Alan Cartwright, 1103 Park Circle West, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit forgery.

He said he only spent about $80 of the fake money on clothes and food.

"You thought you had some easy money," Judge John Walker said. "In this world you'll learn there is no such thing as a free lunch."

Walker sentenced Cartwright to 20 days to 23 months in Franklin County Prison and then gave him 20 days credit for time already served. He ordered Cartwright be paroled and pay a $200 fine.

Cartwright has no prior record, Walker said.

"You slipped and lost your intelligence for a short while," he said.

Cartwright, 23, was arrested May 13 after Pennsylvania State Police, acting on a search warrant, found counterfeit $20 bills and a copier in his former Waynesboro residence, according to the affidavit of probable cause.

Advertisement

Police seized a Hewlett-Packard photocopy machine that was altered to produce counterfeit money, the affidavit said.

The Herald-Mail Articles
|
|
|