Bad Checks Land North Platte Man in the Pen

Sean McCarthy

Sean McCarthy

A North Platte man convicted of writing a plethora of bad checks in Lincoln County will spend the next two to three years in prison.

Lincoln County District Court Judge Richard Birch handed down the sentence to 43-year-old Sean McCarthy on Monday.

Prosecutors say McCarthy wrote bad checks to several North Platte businesses this past summer.

Wills’ attorney, Blaine Gillett, asked for probation and credit for time served because the crimes were property offenses and did not involve violence.  He said McCarthy had successfully completed treatment and had a job in Lincoln upon his release from jail.

However, prosecutors made note of McCarthy’s substantial criminal history, which has resulted in four trips to the Nebraska State Penitentiary.  Birch agreed and said probation would not be an appropriate sentence in this case.

McCarthy given credit for 227 day already served in jail.