Habitual offender facing prison time

November 24, 2014
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By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor.

HART — A 33-year-old Hart man is looking at a prison sentence of up to two-and-a-half years after pleading guilty in 27th Circuit Court Monday, Nov. 24, to four felonies of forgery, uttering and publishing (two counts) and habitual offender.

Kevin Robert Oomen, 33, of 3241 N. 72nd Ave., Hart, pleaded guilty to all counts in a plea deal that he agrees to testify against a co-defendant and his jail time will be capped at 30 months.

With his habitual offender status, Oomen was initially facing up to life imprisonment, said Judge Anthony A. Monton.

Oomen told the judge that he forged someone else’s signature on two checks for $300 each and cashed them at a local store last month.

The judge said Oomen was previously convicted of second-degree home invasion in 2002 in Muskegon County; larceny in Muskegon County; and uttering and publishing in Oceana County.

Oomen was remanded back to the custody of the Oceana County Jail until his sentencing, which is set for Dec. 22, at 10 a.m. His attorney, Christine Clancy Frisbie, requested an expedited sentencing, which the judge allowed.

Oomen was also found guilty in 27th Circuit Court last March of unlawful use of a motor vehicle. He was sentenced in April to a one-year discretionary jail sentence, but ordered to serve three months forthwith, which was consecutive to another sentence.

 

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