Former Washington Park Official Sentenced for Forging Checks

Brad Choat

WASHINGTON PARK, Il. (KMOX) – A former Washington Park village official is going to prison for using a forged check to buy a stove for his home.

Prosecutors say a judge sentenced 37-year-old Douglas Knowles of Washington Park to three months behind bars, plus more than three years of supervised release.

Knowles forged the name of the Washington Park mayor on a village check to make the purchase at a Fairview Heights store in December of 20-12.

Knowles was the superintendent of streets and public works at the time.

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