ROCKFORD - A local man will spend 17 months in prison for defrauding big retail stores.
William Dorn, 25, was sentenced in federal court today. He admitted to fraudulently acquiring tens of thousands of dollars in merchandise for chain stores, then "returning" the times for cash.
The scheme involved using counterfeit checks and false IDs to buy merchandise from stores like Wal-Mart and Farm & Fleet in various states. Three other men from Rockford have already been sentenced for their roles in the scheme.