A man who pretended to be a U.S. Marine in his plot to deceive an elderly Middletown Township couple out of almost $320,000 was sentenced on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, to five to 12 years in state prison.
Marc A. Cheeseman, 50, of Silverdale, pleaded guilty in September to theft by deception, a felony of the second degree, and identity theft, a felony of the third degree. He also pleaded guilty to misrepresentation of member or veteran of military, a misdemeanor of the third degree.
Before handing down the sentence, President Judge Wallace H. Bateman Jr. said Cheeseman has never shown any remorse for what he did to the Middletown Township couple, who once considered him a friend.
“You broke them,” he said. “You stole not just their money, but you stole their future and their memories.”
“I think you are a shameless conman without a conscious.”