NU Man Check Forgery 06 Sep 12

A New Ulm man accused of writing thousands of dollars worth of bad checks was sentenced to 30 days in jail and 5 years of probation this week in Brown County Court. 42-year-old Daniel Michael O’Hearn was convicted of felony check forgery, and a 13-month prison sentence was stayed for the length of his probation. He was also ordered to pay over $7,700 in restitution, and was fined a thousand dollars. O’Hearn had reportedly admitted to forging checks, but told police he thought he had an understanding with the business that he would pay the money back over time. He has a previous felony check forgery conviction in Brown County as well.