Marine Sentenced For Bad Checks

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A Marine private was sentenced to three years in prison and handed a bad conduct discharge after being convicted by a Marine tribunal of larceny and intentionally writing more than $15,000 of bad checks on his Navy FCU account.

The tribunal consisted of three senior enlisted Marines and two officers. Pvt. Robert Harvey, 20, who was assigned to the Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, was found to have written 40 checks last July and August to purchase $15,432 worth of computers, stereo equipment and other goods from the Army and Air Force Exchange at Camp Foster.

An official with the credit union testified that Harvey wrote some of the checks after she counseled him on the overdraft problem and informed him that his checking account was closed.

Harvey was also convicted of larceny for making $4,350 in purchases on a Fort Sill National Bank checking card when he had insufficient funds.

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