Man convicted of writing bogus check prior to prison term

Defendant submits full restitution of almost $4,700.
Cary Ashby
Oct 23, 2013


A man who pleaded guilty Tuesday to writing a bad check has submitted the full restitution of almost $4,700.

Weston resident Michael T. Robinson, 50, was convicted of passing bad checks, a fifth-degree felony, for a February 2012 incident. Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said as part of a plea deal, the state will recommend a community control sanction, which could include jail time, when he is sentenced due to the age of the case and Robinson paying full restitution through the Huron County Clerk of Courts.

"He deposited the entire amount in cash before we came on the record," Huron County Public Defender David Longo said Tuesday morning.

Robinson wrote the check in question in February 2012 and soon afterward went to prison, Longo said, so this is the first time he had a chance to make restitution. The defendant is on probation through Seneca County. Longo said Robinson wrote the check before he was on probation, so he doubts the local conviction would mean his community control sanctions would be revoked in Seneca County.

The Huron County offense took place in the Blossom Center in Willard. Leffler said Robinson wrote a check for $4,665 for some merchandise on a closed account.

Robinson, whose sentencing date is Dec. 11, remains out on a $5,000 bond.



He gave me a bogus check about 10 years ago. I went to the sheriff's office to file the complaint, when I gave the name, they knew it immediately. It was also from a closed account - and they had numerous complaints from other places as well. The address he gave me was wrong - which was different from the address on the check as well. I had a VIN for the vehicle that we worked on - they found him through that information. And he spent a lot of time in jail then. Guess he didn't learn.

so sick of stup...

wow...thats to bad he turned out like him when we was alot younger...and he is good looking..what a waste...