A Chicago man who didn't show up for his trial was sentenced this week to 15 years in prison on a charges related to him using fake cash to buy a motorcycle in Geneva.
Kane County Circuit Court Judge Karen Simpson pronounced the sentence for Dion F. Addison, 39.
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Addison has two last known addresses in the 900 block of South Austin Boulevard in Chicago and the 500 block of Forsythe Avenue, Calumet City, according to the Kane County state's attorney's office.
A jury convicted Addison in January of one count of unlawful possession of a stolen motor vehicle, one count of unlawful possession of a converted motor vehicle, one count of forgery and one count of theft by deception.
Addison arranged to buy a motorcycle he found on Craigslist.org from a Geneva resident. Shortly before midnight June 20, 2011, he arrived at the Geneva residence with a friend and purchased the motorcycle for $3,000. Addison's friend left on the motorcycle and Addison left in his car. The victim soon discovered that the cash was counterfeit and called 911, according to court records.
Batavia police stopped Addison's friend at Kirk Road and Hubbard Avenue and determined the motorcycle belonged to the victim. Just before 2 a.m. Addison was arrested along Kirk Road just north of Fabyan Parkway.
People who know where Addison might be are asked to call police.