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September 26, 2007

Bounce two checks, get 30 years in prison

There's something fishy about this story, but given the dude's apparently otherwise clean record, 30 years for bouncing two checks totaling $23,500 seems a tad excessive. I mean...like people get less time than that for freaking murders.

Spending $23K for a burglar alarm system for a house that you don't even own is distinctly odd. What residential burglar alarm system costs $23K? You cover the windows and doors with some hall-effect sensors, maybe some ultrasonic or IR sensors, an entryway camera and you should still be well under $15K including installation. Something not quite right there.

...Last month, in Baltimore County Circuit Court, Judge Patrick Cavanaugh listened to the reading of a brief statement of facts about Fisher’s finances. Then, clearly believing there was more to this case than inadvertently bounced checks, he sentenced him to prison.

For 30 years...

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