Man sent to jail for cashing bad checks |

Man sent to jail for cashing bad checks

by Sarah Hauck

Failure to pay restitution on $20,000 in embezzled checks resulted in jailtime for the Gardnerville man who cashed them.

Donald Fuller, 31, had his original sentence imposed Monday. He was arrested in June 2013 for accepting and cashing embezzled checks totaling $20,000.

Fuller was placed on probation for the offense, but failed to pay any of the $20,377 in restitution.

"I don't do drugs, I don't drink, and I work," Fuller said. "I made a stupid decision. I have a 5-month-old daughter and I'm just trying to do the right thing."

A 34-year-old Gardnerville woman who stole jewelry from a family friend received one year in jail when her probation was revoked on Monday.

Mariah Kizer was convicted in 2013 for attempted theft after stealing $3,000 worth of jewelry from her father-in-law's girlfriend.

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"We've been trying to work with you, but its not working," Judge Michael Gibbons said. Kizer will serve a year in Douglas County jail as well as pay restitution for the stolen property.

A 56-year-old man was released on house arrest Monday. Raymond Miller, of Gardnerville, was released from custody until his review hearing on July 28. Miller was arrested on June 2 for driving under the influence. The review hearing will discuss whether Miller's two prior DUI's can be used to enhance his new charge to a felony.

A Gardnerville man was ordered to drug court for a second time and three years probation on Monday.

Cahner Yews, was sentenced to complete drug court and at least three years of probation after his arrest on June 12 for violating of his original probation. Yews, 21, was arrested September 2013 for possession of a controlled substance. He was arrested again on June 9 when, during a traffic stop in Carson City, he gave false information and admitted to using marijuana. Yews remained in custody until his appearance in drug court Tuesday.

"I feel responsible for what I did. I lost control and fell back into old ways," Yews said.

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