SUNBURY - A 31-year-old Mount Carmel man charged with issuing a $23,000 bad check was sentenced Monday to 18 months probation and ordered to make restitution in the case.

Northumberland County Judge Charles Saylor imposed the sentence on David Peter Huber for the misdemeanor offense.

The defendant was charged by Mount Carmel Patrolman Jason Drumheller with issuing a bad check in the amount of $23,130.94 to Modern Hail Repair Inc. and failing to make payments to cover the bad check. Police said the offense occurred between Oct. 1, 2011, and July 3, 2012.

Huber was ordered to make restitution for the full amount of the check to Jeffrey Gardas, of Honesdale, and must pay a $50 fine plus costs.