Prosecutors in Bay City, Mich., charged former Charter Communications (Nasdaq: CHTR) employee Randy Morin with a felony last week after he allegedly sold illegal cable and Internet connections to a subscriber whose service had been disconnected.
Police say that Morin, 31, showed up at the Merritt Township home of Anthony David on Nov. 17, after his service had been turned off for nonpayment, and identified himself as a Charter technician. David paid Morin $50 in cash, and an additional $110 a few days later, after his service was restored, according to a report in The Bay City Times.
The subscriber contacted Charter in late November, after his cable TV and Internet service stopped working. He was then informed that Morin was not a Charter employee. Morin had stopped working for Charter in 2010, according to court documents cited by the newspaper.
Charter investigators contacted police about the Morin case in January, and an arrest warrant was issued on March 13. Morin was arraigned on March 21 and charged with false presentation of a public utility worker, a felony that could result in a sentence of two years in jail if he is convicted. Morin was also charged with making false pretenses less than $200, a misdemeanor that could result in a 93-day jail sentence.
- The Bay City Times has this story
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