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Man sent to prison for unauthorized credit card use

Source: Clinton Herald

CLINTON — A Clinton County District Court Judge ordered a man to serve a term of incarceration for unauthorized use of a credit card.

Steve Armsted, 47, address unknown, appeared Thursday in Clinton County District Court for sentencing for unauthorized use of a credit card, a Class D felony. Clinton County Attorney Mike Wolf asked the court to adopt the recommendation contained in the pre-sentence investigation report and order incarceration. Wolf stated the offense did not happen once but multiple times, stating it showed the “type of behavior that needs to be addressed” and the community needs to be protected from.

Defense attorney David Zimmerman asked the court to consider granting Armsted probation.

He stated Armsted’s only felony conviction occurred in 1989, with all misdemeanor offenses.

He stated the unauthorized use of a credit card offense was a non-violent offense.

Zimmerman added Armsted would be willing to comply with any conditions of probation, including placement in a residential program.

Armsted apologized to the court and community for being in court in those circumstances. He said he would not mind going to a halfway house with the goal of getting back into society and being a law-abiding citizen.

“I’ve made mistakes and I’m truly sorry…

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