MOBILE, Ala. – A federal judge in Mobile has sentenced a couple to prison for using homeless people to cash bogus checks at more than 100 Wal-Mart stores as they traveled the country.
U.S. District Judge William Steele sentenced 36-year-old Scott Douglas Myers to eight years in prison Monday. He sentenced Myers' girlfriend, Crystal Bowers, at a separate hearing to three years and a month.
The couple called themselves "Bonnie and Clyde" after the pair of bank robbers who gained notoriety during the Great Depression. Myers and Bowers were accused of stealing nearly $100,000 from 119 Wal-Marts.