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.

 

Nick Sabo: 740-397-5333 or nsabo@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

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