Ind. man gets probation for gift-card scheme
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) -- A Fort Wayne man has been sentenced to two years' probation after pleading guilty in a fraudulent gift-card scheme that bilked retailers out of tens of thousands of dollars.
Jason Caley also received a four-year suspended prison sentence Friday and was ordered by an Allen County judge to perform 80 hours of community service and pay $5,000 in restitution. The 38-year-old had asked the judge to keep him out of prison, apologizing for how his actions affected people.
The Journal Gazette reports that Caley had pleaded guilty to a felony charge of corrupt business influence. He was charged along with seven other people with taking part in the scheme that used fraudulent gift cards to buy items at various retailers, such as electronics.