MOUNT VERNON — Two men were sentenced to prison by Knox County Common Pleas Court Judge Otho Eyster on Friday.
Chad A. Cardwell, 30, Mount Vernon, was sentenced to 27 months in prison for multiple convictions in separate cases, according to Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher.
Cardwell was convicted of theft and forgery for stealing and forging three checks in October 2009. Cardwell was also convicted of passing bad checks for bouncing 18 checks during March and April of 2010.
Prior to his sentencing hearing, Cardwell paid full restitution to the crime victims in the amount of $8,359.
Detective Sgt. Jeff Jacobs and Detective David McElroy, Mount Vernon Police Department, and Deputy Tim Light, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, investigated the cases.
Connell W. Frazee, 25, Mount Vernon, was convicted of violating a temporary protection order on Nov. 14, 2010, and sentenced to 11 months in prison. Patrolman Jason Payne, MVPD, investigated the case.
Thatcher said the offense is a felony because Frazee has a prior misdemeanor conviction for violating a temporary protection order.
Frazee was convicted of forgery in a separate case for changing the amount on a check from $3.70 to $63.70, on Oct. 29, 2010. Frazee was sentenced to 11 months in prison imposed concurrently with the sentence in the protection order case. Detective Sgt. Roger Brown, KCSO, investigated the forgery case.