A Carbondale man will spend the next few years of his life in prison after pleading guilty to forgery charges on Thursday, according to Jackson County State’s Attorney Michael Carr on Friday.
Harrison McDade, 49, was sentenced to 54 months in prison for forgery. The sentence will be followed by a one-year period of mandatory supervised release.
On Nov. 30, McDade used a debit card to make a purchase at ABC Liquor Mart in Carbondale. Carr says he used the card without authorization from the account holder. Video surveillance showed him using the card and signing the merchant receipt, forging the account holder’s name.
McDade was also sentenced to prison for violating a probation order in a previous matter. On July 19, 2015, he committed aggravated battery and was sentenced to 30 months of court probation. After admitting to violating his probation, he was re-sentenced to serve another term of 54 months in prison. That sentence will be followed by a two-year period of mandatory supervised release.
The two sentences will be served concurrently.