MOUNT VERNON — A Mount Vernon man was found guilty Wednesday of two of three charges brought against him in a two-day jury trial in Knox County Common Pleas Court.
A jury found Jeremy A. Blankenship, 33, guilty of forgery and passing bad checks, and not guilty of receiving stolen property.
The charges against Blankenship stem from a period between April 25 to June 20, 2016, when Blankenship cashed four checks at a Mount Vernon bank. The checks were all written from accounts that were either closed or invalid. At least one of the checks was stolen, according to testimony at trial.