600-Pound Food Scammer Too Big for Jail

He strikes a deal to plead guilty but stay in nursing home
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Suggested by outofsorts
Posted Apr 3, 2010 11:22 AM CDT
600-Pound Food Scammer Too Big for Jail
George Jolicoeur.   (Seminole County Sheriff's Office)

A 600-pound man escaped the possibility of a jail term because his weight and related illnesses would have made it too expensive to put him on trial. Instead, he struck a deal to plead guilty to scamming several fast-food restaurants for meals and to pay fines, reports AOL News. George Jolicoeur, 38, lives in a nursing home.

"He's in his prison cell," a state attorney tells the Orlando Sentinel. "He's not getting out of that bed." (Read more Florida stories.)

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