CHATSWORTH — A Chatsworth man was sentenced Wednesday in Superior Court to 20 years — 10 in prison and 10 on probation — for forging checks worth more than $6,000.

Allen James Stinnett, 26, of 60 Old Federal Road, pleaded guilty to 21 counts of forgery in the first degree and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Stinnett had been signing checks of individuals he came in contact with without their permission, assistant district attorney Scott Minter said. At the time he was arrested, he had a handgun. He had been convicted of burglary in 1998, Minter said.

Stinnett was sentenced to 10 years in prison on the first forgery count, 10 years on probation to run concurrent on the second count, and 10 years on probation to run consecutive for counts three through 21. He was sentenced to five years in prison for the firearm charge to run concurrent with the first forgery charge.

Two forgery charges were dismissed.

As part of Stinnett’s probation he must pay a $2,000 fine, court costs, surcharges and probation fees; perform 300 hours of community service; attend alcohol and drug counseling; submit to random drug screenings; and pay $6,210 in restitution to the victims.

Also Wednesday:

• Jason Draper, 31, 460 Red Cut Road, Chatsworth, pleaded guilty to two counts of forgery. He was sentenced on one forgery count to 10 years probation; to pay a $1,500 fine, court costs, surcharges and probation fees; to 100 hours of community service; and to pay $160 in restitution. He was sentenced on the other charge to 10 years probation to run concurrent.

• Jimmy Dean Grizzle, 43, 721-A Fullers Chapel Road, Chatsworth, pleaded guilty to possession of a schedule IV drug and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. He was sentenced on the schedule IV drug charge to three years in prison to run concurrent with a probation that was revoked in Whitfield County. He was sentenced to 12 months in prison on the possession of less than an ounce of marijuana charge, to run concurrent.

• Noah Dwayne Hefner, 21, 499 Hawkins Road, Chatsworth, pleaded guilty to felony possession of marijuana. He was sentenced to four years, with 30 days in jail and the rest on probation; to pay a $1,500 fine, court costs, surcharges and probation fees; to 150 hours community service; to attend alcohol and drug counseling; and to submit to random drug screenings.

He was sentenced as a first offender, meaning if he successfully completes his probation he will not have a felony conviction on his record. If he does not, he could be resentenced up to the maximum of five years.

• Douglas James Kennedy, 47, no address available, pleaded guilty to theft by deception. He was sentenced to five years probation; to pay $500 in restitution; to pay a $500 fine, court costs, surcharges and probation fees; and to 100 hours of community service.

• Brian Keith Moree, 29, no address available, pleaded guilty to burglary. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison to run concurrent with his

probation that was revoked in Whitfield County of 10 years.

• Kenneth Ray Posey, no address available, pleaded guilty to forgery. He was sentenced to five years probation; to pay a $1,000 fine, court costs, surcharges and probation fees; to 100 hours of community service; to pay $1,598 in restitution to Ace Hardware and $210 in restitution to the man whose name he used at Ace Hardware.

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