WORTHINGTON — A Fulda man was sentenced to 146 days in jail and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine on four criminal cases involving drugs and check forgery that were resolved Monday in Nobles County District Court.
Joshua J. Kindel, 28, had satisfied his jail sentence by Monday's sentencing. He was also ordered to pay $667.83 in restitution to the victim.
According to court records, some of the charges relate to Kindel passing or attempting to pass forged checks last May at Runnings, Blue Line Travel Center, King's Wok and Walmart in Worthington. Other charges relate to an August incident in which Kindel was discovered driving while under the influence of methamphetamine.
Kindel was sentenced to a maximum of 17 months in prison between three cases, which is to be stayed while he completes three years of supervised probation.
Nine charges among four cases were dismissed as part of the plea agreement.
Fifth Judicial District Judge Gordon Moore expressed concern for Kindel to remain law abiding and sober without treatment. Moore added that Kindel will be looking at a prison sentence if he commits similar offenses in the future.
Kindel said his plan to stay on the right track is a new-found religion.
"I found my religion and that's all I need," he said.