A Washington, D.C. man who used another man's checks and identity to go shopping at Prime Outlets will serve three years in prison, according to Washington County District Court records.
Frederick Rondell Bland of 701 P Street, NW pleaded guilty to theft of less than $500 and was sentenced March 14 to six years in prison, court records said. Washington County Circuit Judge R. Noel Spence suspended three years of the sentence, court records said.
As a result of the plea, charges of forgery, cashing a forged check and personal identity theft; four counts of misdemeanor theft; and one count of felony theft were dropped, a District Court clerk said.
Spence ordered him placed on three years supervised probation following his release from prison.
Bland will receive credit for 86 days he's served and must pay restitution.
In December 2001, personnel from S&K Men's Wear called police after a man bought several men's suits and a leather coat and paid with a check for more than $700. The bank on which the check was drawn confirmed it was stolen.