Gabriel pleads guilty to passing bad checks
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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