A Howell, Mich., man has been sentenced to 12 days in jail for his role in a retail fraud scheme involving the theft of sports cards from Meijer stores in the southern part of the state.
According to WHMI radio, 20-year-old Daniel James Bolenbaugh (right) pled guilty to a charge of receiving and concealing stolen property. Police say he was the lookout for 20-year-old James Christopher Handschuh (left) of Green Lake, Pa. The two were arrested August 17.
Authorities told the radio station that the two men would steal items from stores in the area, then go to Detroit and trade the stolen baseball, hockey and football cards for heroin. Bolenbaugh was sentenced to some jail time.
Handschuh was recently bound over for a a pre-trial hearing September 23 on charges of conspiracy to commit 3rd degree retail fraud and carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent. Police filed the latter charge after police say they recovered a homemade weapon constructed of metal piping with three welded spikes on the end during a search of a vehicle the two men were using.