Steve Miller Band's Scottsdale Scammer Expected to Make Plea Deal
A Scottsdale man accused of ripping off the Steve Miller Band for more than $90,000 is expected to cop a plea deal later this month after originally pleading not guilty to check fraud.
Robert Alfred Green, 48, entered the not-guilty plea in October to one count of felony check fraud after there wasn't enough money in his account to cover a check for $90,600 he had written to the band following a concert in Casper, Wyoming.
However, a change of plea hearing has been scheduled for February 23 in Natrona County District Court, which suggests that Green has made a deal with prosecutors.
Green originally claimed that he had struck a deal with the band's manager, who agreed to not cash the check until there was enough money in the account and got the go-ahead from Green.
The manager, according to Wyoming's Trib.com, denied those claims.
This isn't Green's first brush with the law. In 2007, he was convicted of running an illegal money-making scheme while selling used cars in Scottsdale. In that case, court documents say Green paid another used-car dealer with a series of bad checks.
The next time Green tries to take the money and run (tacky pun intended), he may want to reconsider. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison.
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