One million dollar bond set this week for man who conned $20 from store in 1990

In 1990 Gary Weaver of Ohio was alleged to have bought $21.64 cents worth of merchandise from a store, using a roll of dimes to pay for part of the bill. After he left, a store employee discovered that the roll was filled with pennies, and that roll was capped with a dime on each end.

The long arm of the law caught up with Mr. Weaver on Wednesday and Municipal Court Judge Richard Bernat set a $1 million bond on the case.

That means Weaver is in the jail – that officials say is overcrowded and in need of replacement – on a bond that is $999,978.36 higher than the amount he is accused of stealing 18 years ago.
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