A Manawa woman will serve two years on probation following sentencing in Waupaca County Court. 33 year old Nicole S. Koch entered no contest pleas to two misdemeanor theft charges, with a felony count of forgery dismissed, but read into the record for sentencting. Koch had stolen checks from a Manawa man last May, then forged and cashed them at a Manawa bank. A six month jail term was imposed and stayed, with Koch getting the two years probation.
Meanwhile, 30 year old Shawn D. Fink of Birnamwood will also serve two years probation, after he was sentenced in Waupaca County Court on a felony methamphetamine conviction. Fink entered a not contest plea to the charge, with a drug paraphernalia count dismissed. He was found sleeping in his car in the Town of DuPont in November. Authorities found crystal meth in the car.