MARIETTA - A Lower Salem man who conspired with his brother to steal and forge their father's checks was sentenced Friday in Washington County Common Pleas Court to 150 days in the Washington County Jail.
However, 22-year-old Christian McCarty of 125 Hickory St. has already spent 118 days in jail and will be transferred to the SEPTA Correctional Facility as soon as a bed becomes available.
McCarty's sentence was nearly identical to the one his brother - Andrew McCarty, 25, of the same address - received at his November sentencing. Andrew had been ordered to spend a total of 120 days in jail before being transferred to SEPTA.
The two men were indicted in June for stealing and forging one of their father's checks. While out on bond, Christian and Andrew repeated their crime, Washington County Assistant Prosecutor Amy Graham said during Andrew's sentencing.
Both Christian and Andrew pleaded guilty to two fifth-degree felony counts of forgery.
The total amount of the forgeries was $231.75. The McCartys father, Terry McCarty, said during Andrew's sentencing that he had covered the cost of the forged checks and did not want restitution from his sons, only help treating their drug addiction.
In addition to jail time and SEPTA, Christian was sentenced to five years of community control sanctions.