Gabriel pleads guilty to passing bad checks

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Nelson R. Gabriel, 41, formerly of Marshall, pleaded guilty to class C felony passing bad checks in Saline County Circuit Court Monday, March 22, before Judge Dennis A. Rolf.

Gabriel, who now lives in Kansas City, was accused of writing checks totaling nearly $4,000 on a non-existent bank account.

The charge was filed in connection with checks Gabriel wrote in mid-December 2008 to two Marshall businesses.

He pleaded guilty to similar charges in October 2009 in Pettis County and in Cooper County on Feb. 2.

Gabriel's lengthy criminal history includes similar charges in Kansas dating back a number of years.

Rolf suspended a seven-year sentence to Missouri Department of Corrections in favor of five years probation, including payment of restitution at $125 per month.

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  • Lets see, the guy has done this numerous times in his past, and continued to keep passing bad checks. So now he gets Probation on top of Probation on top of Probation in every County he gets sentenced in. What a waste of the Courts time and tax payer money. In less than six months and he will be going back to ALL of the Courts and get his sentences revoked. Just more cost to our Counties in transporting and housing him while he is juggled between Counties.

    How many times do you have to be arrested and convicted before you pay the price??? Just a revolving door because all of the sentences I'm sure are concurrent and the guy has nothing to loose... How does this guy convince all of these different Judges to keep him out of prison?? Must have a good smile!!

    -- Posted by Gumby on Tue, Mar 23, 2010, at 8:14 PM
  • He hasn't been kept out of prison. In fact, he's served a stretch of time in Kansas.

    -- Posted by Kathy Fairchild on Tue, Mar 23, 2010, at 8:46 PM
  • So you do prison time in Kansas and get Probation in Missouri, logical!

    -- Posted by Gumby on Wed, Mar 24, 2010, at 12:23 AM
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