Cigarette scam yields jail term.

June 21, 2016
Dijon Grimes with his attorney, David Glancy.

Dijon Grimes with his attorney, David Glancy.

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By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 19-year-old Detroit man was sentenced Tuesday, June 21, in 51st Circuit Court for convictions of tobacco tax act violations; using a financial transaction device without consent; and identity theft.

Dijon Lamar Grimes, 19, was ordered to serve 10 months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term.

Grimes obtained 139 cartons of various cigarettes by using debit cards that did not belong to him.

Judge Susan K. Sniegowski ordered that he pay restitution of $2,111.13, that is joint and several with a co-defendant, to the Shell and Wesco convenience stores in Ludington. He was also sentenced to 18 months probation.

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