Forgery defendant convicted

Cary Ashby • Feb 25, 2014 at 9:07 PM

A Bellevue man was convicted of two separate felonies Monday.

Kenneth E. Jenkins, 23, of 1420 E. Main St., Lot 80, pleaded guilty to forgery and receiving stolen property. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors dismissed one count of receiving stolen property.

The forgery case was transferred from Bellevue Municipal Court in late July and presented to a grand jury the next month.The Bellevue Police Department investigated both cases. Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Daivia Kasper said Jenkins brought a check for $350 which wasn't authorized or written by the account holder to a bank, the defendant received $310 in cash and deposited the rest.

"This check was forged," Kasper added.

In the receiving stolen property case, Bellevue police used a search warrant at a residence where Jenkins was staying. Kasper said officers found a bag with some of the defendant's court papers and recovered a stolen laptop computer and tablet. The two items were worth about $1,192.

Jenkins has said he was charged with burglary in 2008 as a juvenile and served time in the Department of Youth Services. At Monday's hearing, he said he doesn't have a prior felony conviction. Jenkins wore a jail jumpsuit indicating he is a "jail inmate worker."

The defendant, who will be sentenced April 17, is serving time on unspecified charges out of Norwalk Municipal Court. He earlier posted 10 percent of a $2,500 bond.

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