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Man pleads guilty to having fake cash

JOHNSTOWN — A city man who possessed counterfeit money pleaded guilty recently in Fulton County Court and is expected to receive probation.

Alfio Coco, 28, of 17 S. Chase St., Apt. 2, pleaded guilty Oct. 22 before Judge Polly A. Hoye to one count of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, as part of a plea arrangement.

Sentencing was adjourned until a later date, but the defendant is expected to receive credit for time served, five years probation, participation in county Drug Court, and possible restitution.

Coco was arrested by Gloversville police on a warrant at 2:37 a.m. Sept. 24. He was arrested on an active warrant on a charge of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, a class D felony, and a bench warrant for failure to appear.

The arrest warrant for Coco stemmed from an incident that occurred on Aug. 31 when he exchanged a fake $100 bill for five authentic $20 bills. The bench warrant for Coco was issued out of City Court for failure to appear on a charge of petit larceny. Coco was taken into custody at Nathan Littauer Hospital.

In other recent County Court cases:

∫ Shawn E. Bouchard, 37, of 1030 Route 20, Lebanon, pleaded guilty Oct, 23 before Hoye to one felony count of driving while intoxicated, as part o a plea arrangement.

He is scheduled to be sentenced later to one year in the Fulton County Jail, a $1,500 fine, and he must attach an ignition interlock device to his vehicle.

Driver Bouchard was arrested by Johnstown police with alcohol and license offenses at 2:48 p.m. July 6 on North Perry Street. He was charged with felony first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation; DWI, driving with 0.08 percent or greater blood alcohol content, and interlock violation, all misdemeanors.

Police said Bouchard’s vehicle was stopped on North Perry Street.

∫ Brynn Stevens, 35, of Lakeview Road, Broadalbin, pleaded guilty Oct. 29 before Hoye to a felony count of driving while intoxicated, as part of a plea arrangement.

Sentencing was adjourned until a later date, but she is expected to receive credit for time served, five years probation, participation in county Drug Court, fine, driver’s license revocation, and she must attach an ignition interlock device to her vehicle.

Stevens was arrested July 3.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at manich@leaderherald.com.

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