Man sentenced to forgery scheme involving meth addicts

3 years 3 months 1 week ago Friday, April 10 2015 Apr 10, 2015 Friday, April 10, 2015 7:21:43 AM CDT April 10, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. JOSEPH (AP) - A St. Joseph man was sentenced to a total of 13 years in prison for running a scheme that involved persuading methamphetamine addicts to cash forged checks.

Thirty-eight-year-old Daniel Hatstat was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to two counts of forgery.

Prosecutors said Hatstat had a rolling meth laboratory in his car. He would drive two different motels in the area and cook batches of methamphetamine. He also used a computer to print fake payroll checks. He recruited 10 meth users to cash the checks and give him the money in exchange for the drug.

The St. Joseph News-Press reports the prosecutor also asked the court to require Hatstat to pay $13,804 in restitution after he is paroled.

 

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