Man gets 30-year sentence for taking Porsche

Author: Associated Press
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FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) – A 53-year-old Florida Panhandle man got a 30-year prison sentence for writing a fraudulent check for a $109,000 Porsche.

Judge William Stone issued the ruling this week after jurors convicted Jeffery Todd Crystal in October on charges of grand theft and issuing a worthless check. The charges stem from June 2011.

The Northwest Daily News ( ) reports Crystal wrote the check to Porsche of Destin in June 2011. The sale took place after 6 p.m. and the dealership learned the next day that the check was bad. They contacted Crystal twice and he agreed to make payment arrangements. It was two weeks later when he finally returned the car.

Prosecutors say the car had 70 miles on the odometer when he took it. He returned it with 2,300 miles.

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