During his arrest, police found additional fake money, as it fell from the bottom of his pants legs while he was being led through the Middleton police station, according to a police report. They also found partially printed $20 bills along with the computer and printer.
Defense lawyer Neil Hourihan said his client had developed an addiction to the stimulant drug Adderall, a drug most commonly prescribed for children suffering attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
“It dictated every move in his life,” Hourihan said.
Papagikos lost his job as a firefighter last year for failing to maintain his emergency medical technician certificate, the Lynn Item reported in July. He had also been charged with stealing a credit card from a fellow firefighter.
Hourihan said he expects those charges to be resolved within the next month in Lynn District Court.
While on probation, Papagikos will be required to undergo a drug abuse evaluation and any treatment recommended by his probation officer, as well as complete a batterer’s treatment program.
The sentence was the result of a plea agreement accepted by Judge Michael Lauranzano yesterday.
Courts reporter Julie Manganis can be reached at 978-338-2521, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @SNJulieManganis.