Man pleads guilty, is sentenced in counterfeit $20s case

Skyler I. Glasby was sentenced to 60 days in jail, with credit for 56 days he's already served.

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WALLA WALLA -- A man accused of passing counterfeit $20 bills at businesses in November has pleaded guilty in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Skyler I. Glasby, 23, entered guilty pleas Monday to three counts of forgery, which are felonies, and one count of third-degree theft, a gross misdemeanor.

In pleading guilty, he didn't admit committing the crimes, but agreed the prosecution has evidence that could convict him.

Glasby could have been ordered to serve up to a year in the County Jail. But on Tuesday, Judge John Lohrmann went along with a prosecution recommendation and sentenced him to 60 days, with credit for 56 days served.

Police said Glasby and a co-defendant, Justin C. Kirk, 31, of 1167 School Ave., used two of the fake bills to buy automotive products and gas at Sun Mart, 315 N. Second Ave., on Nov. 12.

Later that day, they bought printer ink, paper and a few other items at Walmart in College Place using eight counterfeit 20s, according to a Walla Walla police report filed in court.

Glasby went back to Sun Mart on Nov. 14 with a different man and bought lottery tickets using a single counterfeit $20, police said.

Each of the bills involved reportedly has one of two serial numbers.

As part of his sentence, Glasby was ordered to pay a total of $1,958.40 in various fees and costs, including reimbursement to the businesses for the $220 that was stolen as a result of the counterfeit bills that were passed.

Glasby, of 1116 S. Third St., Dayton, is a known gang member with convictions in Columbia County, officials said.

He was arrested Nov. 30 in Walla Walla following a 21-hour standoff with police at a mobile home in the 1800 block of Plaza Way. He was not charged with committing any crimes connected with the standoff.

After his arrest, he told a detective he had received money from a female, but didn't know it was counterfeit. But he said he recalled getting a sheet of paper from the female's printer "and on the paper was the image of copied currency," according to the police report.

"The more Skyler Glasby talked the more he seemed to know about the counterfeit money and where it came from," the report stated.

Kirk was charged last week with two counts of forgery and one count of third-degree theft. He remains free pending the outcome of his case.

Terry McConn can be reached at terrymcconn@wwub.com or 526-8319.

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