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Candidate pleas to hot checks, identity theft
A former candidate has entered a guilty plea to passing worthless checks.
A man who had dreams of becoming a state legislator became a felon instead when his house of cards came tumbling down after he wrote hot checks for campaign signs and then tried stealing from his former boss.The former candidate, Kristopher Gore, 26, entered guilty pleas to charges of passing worthless checks, attempt to pass worthless checks, forgery and identity theft. He was given a total of five years on probation and must make $875 restitution. He will also be required to perform 40 hours public service work.He has asked that he be allowed a judicial diversion.