INDEPENDENCE — Eric Dale Hedrick, 47, of Independence, pleaded guilty on April 23 to six counts of identity theft and one count of aggravated identity theft. Dismissed were one count of first-degree forgery, one count of first-degree theft and 11 counts of identity theft.

He was sentenced to four years in prison, 24 months of post-prison supervision, and was ordered to pay $1,679 in restitution.

Hedrick and the victim are related.

Hedrick was arrested on Feb. 13 for first-degree theft, six counts of second-degree theft, 10 counts of aggravated identity theft, five counts of identity theft, first-degree forgery, and 64 counts of second-degree forgery.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Hedrick wrote 51 checks that totaled more than $1,000 between Sept. 29, 2018, and Jan. 12.

A separate probable cause affidavit states Hedrick is charged with tampering with a witness and fourth-degree assault for an incident that was alleged to have occurred on Feb. 11 and involved the victim of the forgery and identity theft charges.

In this case, he was convicted of fourth-degree assault. Hedrick was sentenced to 20 months in prison, to be served consecutively with previously imposed sentences. The other charge was dismissed.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.