KEARNEY, Neb. — A Lincoln man must pay a $1,000 fine for making fake $100 bills in Kearney in October 2011.
In addition, Joshua Junge, 35, was sentenced last week in Buffalo County District Court to 1 1/2 years probation for attempted possession of a forged instrument, a misdemeanor, in the counterfeiting incident.
Judge John Icenogle also ordered Junge to attend a 12-step recovery program twice a week.
In October 2011, three counterfeit $100 bills, all with the same serial numbers, were passed at Casey’s Convenience Store, Cunningham’s Journal and the Garage Bar. At the time, a construction crew working in the Kearney area employed Junge and two other Lincoln men.
Through surveillance video, Kearney Police Department officers identified Junge, 35, and Travis Landanger, also of Lincoln, as suspects. The third man wasn’t charged in the incident.
Junge and Landanger were interviewed and later arrested. Landanger was tried and sentenced to five years probation.