Scott Camenzind

Scott Camenzind

A Blair man accused of cashing two fraudulently written checks was sentenced to probation Tuesday in Washington County District Court.

Scott Camenzind, 58, pleaded no contest June 4 to attempted possession of a forged instrument, Class 1 misdemeanor.

Judge John E. Samson sentenced Camenzind to 12 months probation.

Camenzind declined to comment prior to sentencing.

“You've been around for a while. You've been a businessman for a while,” Samson told Camenzind. “This shouldn't have happened. The red flags should have gone up.”

According to an arrest affidavit, Dillon Dishong, 19, wrote two $5,000 checks using his great-grandfather's checking account to Camenzind, who cashed them at an Omaha bank and gave the money to Dishong.

Dishong pleaded guilty Oct. 30 to possession of a forged instrument, a Class 4 felony. He was sentenced to 45 days in jail and 13 months probation in December. He was also ordered to pay $10,000 in restitution to Washington County Bank.

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