Lyons man sentenced for theft, forgery

A Lyons man has been sentenced to three years of community control in Fulton County Common Pleas Court for a theft, forgery, and misuse of credit card conviction.

Zachary Tipton, 36, previously pleaded guilty to the offenses. On or about Sept. 18, 2015, to Nov. 16, 2015, he stole checks. On Sept. 18, 2015, he forged a signature on a check, and on or about Aug. 18, 2015, to Nov. 4, 2015, he used another person’s credit card.

Judge James E. Barber also ordered Tipton to: pay prosecution costs and court-appointed counsel fees; pay restitution of $6,887.79 to the victim; successfully complete the SEARCH rehabilitation program at the Northwest Community Corrections Center; stay out of bars; not possess or consume alcohol or illegal substances; and seek and maintain employment.

Failure to comply could result in 24 months in prison.