Sussex Man Facing Nine Months in Prison for Writing a Bad Check

Suspect writes the check in November, then store, police are unable to find him in order to let him know it bounced.

A 54-year-old Sussex man is facing charges after he passed a bad check at and then the business and police were unable to find him to pay it back.

James A. Brouillette was charged in Friday with one count of issuing a worthless check. If convicted, he faces up to nine months in prison and $10,000 in fines.

This is the third time the man passed a worthless check since 1990. In addition, it should be noted Brouillette was found guilty of 2nd Degree Reckless Homicide in 1992.

According to the criminal complaint:

On Nov. 12, Brouillette went to Piggly Wiggly and passed a check for $28.55, which was later returned as bad. The store then sent a letter to an address for Brouillette in Waukesha, which was sent back “return to sender.”

The Waukesha Sheriff’s Department then tried to deliver the letter to the Waukesha address, a West Allis address and Brouillette’s Sussex address, but was unsuccessful.

He will make his initial appearance in court March 5.  

M C March 06, 2012 at 12:15 AM
Nine months in jail for a $30 bad check?


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