Man faces jail for using forged check.

May 28, 2019

Jeffrey Young with his attorney, Al Swanson, Jr.

Homeless man faces jail for using forged check.


By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

LUDINGTON – A 49-year-old homeless man faces serving nine months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term after pleading guilty Tuesday, May 28, in 51st Circuit Court to uttering and publishing and third-offense habitual offender.

Jeffrey Clay Young testified that he presented a check with a forged signature at a Wesco store in Ludington.

Clay was arrested last April for three counts of uttering and publishing and fourth-offense habitual offender. The other counts were dismissed in a plea agreement.

If Clay pays the $220.70 restitution that is owed to the victim before sentencing, the prosecution has agreed to reduce his up-front jail time from nine to seven months.

Sentencing is set for July 9 at 2:30 p.m.

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