LaPorte Man Sentenced in Federal Court

 A LaPorte man was sentenced in federal court this week.

Brian Lindsey, 27, pleaded guilty in a plea agreement to a charge of Passing Counterfeit Federal Reserve notes. He was sentenced to one year supervised probation and 94 hours of community service. He was also ordered to pay $680 and $100 in restitution.

According to documents filed in this case, Lindsey purchased two Nook Notebook tablet computers using counterfeit Federal Reserve Notes in the denomination of $20 in the total amount of $240 at a local department store in December of 2012. Lindsey was aware the bills were falsely made, forged and counterfeited at the time that he gave them to the cashier.