Man sentenced to 8 years, restitution
A Frederick, Md., man was found guilty Wednesday in Washington County District Court of theft scheme.
Steven Lawrence Bass, 41, of 1000 Heather Ridge Drive, Apt. 105, was sentenced to eight years in jail, with five years suspended. He also was ordered to serve three years of probation upon his release, documents state.
He was ordered to pay more than $3,000 in restitution.
Bass also was charged with four counts of theft, but those charges were dismissed, court documents state.
He was accused of stealing money from several people through a scam involving the sale of electronics. Documents state that Bass took cash from people for electronics but did not give them the merchandise.
Bass told his co-workers that he had a friend who manages a Circuit City store and that the store is going out of business and he could get TVs, CD players, computers and other items at clearance prices, documents state. He then got cash and set up a delivery date.