White Cloud woman sent to jail for cashing ‘fake payroll check.’

December 4, 2017

Brittany Plotts with her attorney, Timothy Hayes.

White Cloud woman sent to jail for cashing ‘fake payroll check.’

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By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

HART — A 22-year-old White Cloud woman was sentenced to serve four months up front of a nine-month discretionary jail term in 27th Circuit Court Monday, Dec. 4, for a conviction of uttering and publishing.

Brittany Lynn Plotts pleaded guilty last October.

Plotts testified in October that she cashed a “fake payroll check” totaling $457.53 at Angelo and Ricardo’s restaurant in Hesperia last May. Plotts told Judge Robert D. Springstead that she used the money to bail a friend out of jail.

“I was hanging out with the wrong the people and doing drugs,” she told the judge. Having not slept for two days, she was sleep deprived, she said. “I barely remember doing it.”

Uttering and publishing is punishable by up to 14 years in prison. Sentencing guidelines in the case are 0-9 months, said Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon, and the plea agreement called for sentencing at the midpoint of the guidelines.

She was also ordered to pay $457.53 in restitution to Angelo and Ricardo’s restaurant and received credit for one day served in jail.

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