Man who stole mother’s checks sentenced to jail.

September 25, 2018

Christopher Bailey with defense attorney David Glancy.

Man who stole mother’s checks sentenced to jail.


By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 45-year-old Sherman Township man who admitted to using his mother’s checks to illegally obtain over $2,700 was sentenced in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, Sept. 25, to serve one year in jail.

Christopher Wayne Bailey, of 3079 N. Tuttle Rd., pleaded guilty to one felony count of uttering and publishing last August. A second count was dismissed.

Bailey was also ordered to serve two years probation, which includes a substance abuse evaluation.

The maximum penalty is 14 years in prison, but Bailey’s extensive criminal history elevated his maximum penalty to life in prison. Prior convictions include drug delivery, receiving and concealing firearms and felony firearms possession, previously said Judge Susan K. Sniegowski.

His sentence includes paying $2,763.78 in restitution to his mother.

Sentencing guidelines in the case are 10-46 months.

Judge Sniegowski said she will shorten Bailey’s jail term if there is an inpatient program available for him.

“Mr. Bailey, I’ve known you for a long a time. You were doing great work while in treatment. Something happened that got you back here.”

The judge advised Bailey that he needs to get back on track with drug treatment. “You’re very capable of change. You know how to make those changes. I wish you well, and I hope I don’t see you back here again.”

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