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Jail time for Md. man's fake seizures

A Baltimore man has been sentenced to a year and a half in jail for faking seizures to get out of paying restaurant bills.

City prosecutors say 43-year-old Andrew Palmer pleaded guilty last week to one count of theft scheme, and a judge agreed to impose an 18-month sentence -- the maximum Palmer could have received.

Prosecutors say Palmer ate and drank at several restaurants between April and July, and when he couldn't pay, he would feign a seizure that required medical personnel to respond.

The maximum penalty for each individual offense was 90 days in jail because the value of each meal was less than $100.

Court records show Palmer has a long criminal record that includes 40 convictions for theft and dozens more arrests.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  |  August 11, 2010; 11:53 AM ET
Categories:  Baltimore , Cons & Scams , From the Courthouse  
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Comments

He won't have to pay for his meals for the next 18 months, but WE will.

Posted by: DecafDrinker | August 11, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Nothing says loser like skipping out on a bill after eating someplace. What a clown.

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | August 11, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

So make him reimburse the restaurants. Why should the taxpayers pay to house and feed this idiot?

Posted by: jckdoors | August 11, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse

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