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Niagara Falls man gets prison time for writing bad checks

March 11, 2016

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A former Niagara Falls businessman is heading to prison after he pleaded guilty to bank fraud.

Forty-six-year-old Timothy DePetris was sentenced Thursday to more than two years behind bars. He’s also been ordered to pay about $178,000 in restitution.

He formerly owned Electro-Dyn Choke Corp. and admitted to issuing payroll checks to himself and another person even though the business didn’t have the money to cover the checks.

He pleaded guilty to the crime last year and is currently behind bars for the attempted murder of his brother-in-law over a business dispute.

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