BEATRICE – A man who failed to complete probation will be going to prison for financial violations.
Judge Julie Smith sentenced 23-year-old Dana Greening to concurrent 24-month to 36-month prison terms for two 2nd-degree forgery convictions. He was released from probation on two misdemeanor counts.
Deputy Gage County Attorney Callyn Schuck said during the Thursday sentencing that restitution was not being sought, because of Greening’s inability to pay.
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Greening was placed on two years of probation in January, 2016 in Gage County. Schuck said Greening later committed a theft in Lancaster County, and assaulted a law officer.
Greening and his attorney, Jeff Gaertig, asked the judge for jail time, rather than state prison. Greening said he “messed up in his life….and there’s really no other way to say it”.
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Judge Smith said Greening had 2014 South Dakota convictions of impersonation to deceive a law officer, and obstruction, as part of his record…along with several violations involving failure to appear.
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On the prison sentences, Greening received 268 days credit for time already spent in jail. He was ordered to pay court costs totaling $227.
Greening was arrested along with others, in a Beatrice Police investigation into fake checks that were manufactured….and attempts to cash them at Beatrice businesses.