TULSA — A man indicted earlier this year in a plot to use counterfeit state checks in six Oklahoma cities, including Ada, was sentenced earlier this week in Tulsa County District Court.

According to Charlie Price, communications director for Attorney General Drew Edmondson, 37-year-old Aaron Orlando Gordon pleaded guilty in December to one count of conspiracy to commit a forgery in the second degree for his involvement in a scam using counterfeit Department of Corrections payment vouchers at several businesses across the state.

According to Price, the grand jury indictment alleged more than $3,800 in bogus vouchers were used at stores including Wal-Mart, Albertson's and Homeland between July and August 2002.

Price said during that time Gordon cashed a voucher at Wal-Mart Supercenter in Ada in the amount of $621. The remaining vouchers, ranging in value from $236.26 to $621 were cashed in Tulsa, Stillwater, Poteau, Muskogee and Sallisaw, Price said.

At Monday's formal sentencing, District Judge P. Thomas Thornbrugh sentenced Gordon to five years suspended, $500 in fines, $250 in victim's compensation plus court costs, according to a Tulsa County Courthouse representative. Gordon was not ordered to supervision during his sentence, the representative said.

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