KEARNEY, Neb. — A Lincoln man was placed on five years' probation and must pay a $3,000 fine for passing counterfeit $100 bills in Kearney.
Travis Landanger, 32, must also serve 30 days in jail, which may be waived at the discretion of the State Probation Department. Judge John Icenogle sentenced him Wednesday in Buffalo County District Court.
Landanger had pleaded no contest to felony possession of a counterfeit device, a misdemeanor, after using three $100 bills at three Kearney businesses in October 2011. He faced up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.
At the time, Landanger was employed by a construction crew working in the Kearney area.
Through surveillance video, Kearney Police Department officers identified Landanger and co-worker Joshua Junge, 35, also of Lincoln, as suspects. Junge was convicted of attempted possession of a forged instrument, a misdemeanor, and will be sentenced later this month.
— World-Herald News Service