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First offender probation for Triple T Car Wash employee who forged checks | Courts-police-firefighters

URBANA — A Champaign man who admitted to forging a check to get money from his employer has been sentenced to two years probation as a first offender.

Corey Mims, 28, whose last known address was in the 0-100 block of East Healey Street, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to deceptive practices.

He admitted to Judge Randy Rosenbaum that on November 8, he wrote a check to himself on Triple T Car Wash’s account in Champaign for $1,750. Assistant State’s Attorney Tim Sullivan said later in November that the company found four fraudulently created checks signed by Mims, an employee, which he had made out to himself and cashed.

If he successfully completes probation without further trouble with the law, Mims will have no conviction record for the crime. He was also ordered to perform 30 hours of public service.

A misdemeanor case in which he was charged with carrying a concealed weapon while under the influence and aggravated assault was dismissed. Those charges stemmed from his September 18 arrest outside Clark Bar and Glow, 207 W. Clark St., where he allegedly threatened to shoot a bouncer who refused to let him in because he refused to be palpated.

Mims told the bouncer he was carrying a gun but was told to put it back in his car, which he did. The alleged threat came upon his return.

Sullivan said Mims had no prior convictions.