Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Fillmore teen sent to prison, but gets youthful offender status keeping his name secret

A Fillmore boy's name will be shielded from the public, even though a judge has ordered him to state prison. In Allegany County court Tuesday morning, the 18-year-old lad was sentenced to 1-3 years in state prison but was also granted youth offender status. First charged with felony forgery, attorney's for the boy cut him a deal and reduced the crime to attempted forgery. Prosecutors said the boy submitted checks to Community Bank in Fillmore and Houghton. The teen will also pay DNA fees and a court surcharge.