By Associated Press - Thursday, April 16, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - An Omaha man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison and ordered to return $91,000 he stole in an online scam.

The Omaha World-Herald reports ( ) 42-year-old David Roberts was sentenced Wednesday on one count of wire fraud, with nine counts of the same charge dropped.

According to his plea agreement, Roberts wrote fake checks for online purchases of services and products. Once each check was mailed, Roberts requested the sellers wire back a portion of his payment and disappeared with that money before they realized the checks weren’t real. He received over $91,000 from 55 wire transfers in an eight-month period.

At his sentencing hearing, Roberts told a judge he had nothing to say. He was ordered to report to a federal prison facility May 18.


Information from: Omaha World-Herald,

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