Courtney Transier and Deshawn Almore

Public defender Courtney Transier and defendant Deshawn Almore in Kendall County Court on Thursday. ( photo by James Wyman)

The man who passed four, $100.00 counterfeit bills at Raging Waves Water Park in Yorkville on Aug. 2, 2019 was sentenced to two years probation in Kendall County Court on Thursday.

The sentence for 21 year-old Deshawn Almore of S. Champlain St. in Chicago was a result of a plea deal between Public Defender Courtney Transier and Asst. Kendall County State's Attorney Frank Gorup.

Almore's bench trial had been scheduled for Thursday afternoon.

Transier read the plea agreement in Judge Robert Pilmer's court room.

According to Yorkville Police, Almore was part of a group of approximately 350 teens who visited Raging Waves on Aug. 2 of 2019.

Almore passed the first counterfeit $100.00 bill in order to gain access to the water park.  Raging Waves employees followed Almore and saw him pass three more fake $100.00 bills.

Yorkville Police never transported Almore to the Yorkville Police Dept. but instead interviewed him at the water park and then released him.

Yorkville Police officer Jeffrey Johnson said in his report that arresting Almore would have caused "too much chaos for the park."

Almore was not picked up until Sept. 25, 2019.  He posted $1,000 bond in Chicago. Transier said Thursday that the bond money was never forwarded to Kendall County.

Judge Pilmer directly addressed Almore at the end of Thursday's hearing.

Following the hearing, prosecutor Gorup explained the plea deal.

The identity of the large group that Almore was with at Raging Waves was never revealed.

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