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Ottawa man pleads guilty to unlawful use of credit card

PRINCETON — An Ottawa man has entered a guilty plea in Bureau County Court to the Class 4 felony of unlawful use of a credit card.

Cory M. Katrein, 23, entered his guilty plea on July 9 before Circuit Judge Marc Bernabei. Katrein was placed on two years non-reporting probation, ordered to pay fines, fees and court costs totaling $972, to pay $250 in restitution and to serve 10 weekend in the Bureau County Jail.

In October 2012, a Spring Valley business owner reported to the Spring Valley Police Department that a promotional Visa Card issued to him had been used fraudulently by another. Upon investigation by the Spring Valley Police Department, it was determined Katrein was the person who had used the credit card. Katrein was indicted on Dec. 11, 2012, and arrested on Dec. 24, 2012.

Katrein was previously placed on probation in 2009 for a felony cannabis offense in LaSalle County.

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