Client Avoids Prison in Check Scam

We were able to make sure a client of ours did not go to prison for having the misfortune of being duped by a gang into cashing false checks for them - which resulted in a serious Federal Court indictment.  

The client was out of work (on disability) and wanted to make some extra, small and quick cash for rent and groceries for his kids.  He had no real criminal history, and we worked with the probation department to show that he had accepted responsibility for his actions and that he was just a unfortunate target in the scam (which was run by much bigger players). He walked to the bus stop to go home to his children that day.