A Chesterton man has pleaded guilty to counterfeiting $20 bills and trying
to pass them in Burns Harbor, the Porter County Prosecuting Attorney’s
Kevin Milletary, 33, with a listed address of 1621 Putter Parkway, has
agreed to plead guilty to two Class D felonies: attempted theft and
counterfeiting, according to court documents. A Class D felony is punishable
by a term of six months to three years.
Milletary had originally been charged with attempted theft and forgery, the
latter a Class C felony punishable by a term of two to eight years.
Sentencing is scheduled for June 29 before Porter Superior Court Judge Bill
According to the probable cause affidavit filed by Burns Harbor Assistant
Police Chief Mike Heckman, on Oct. 16, 2011, Milletary was taken into
custody after he attempted to pass a counterfeit $20 bill at the McDonald’s
on Melton Road. Milletary admitted trying to pass a second phony $20 bill as
well, this one at the Subway on Melton Road, but in each case a clerk caught
the fake and Milletary ended up paying for his order with a genuine $5 bill,
When located—in a van in the area of I-94 and Ind. 249—Milletary was found
in possession of 15 counterfeit $20 bills, which he advised a relative was
making, Heckman stated.
That relative was subsequently taken into custody himself, in a motel room
in Merrillville, where he admitted using a laptop computer and copy machine
to make phony $20 bills “to support his drug habit,” Heckman stated.