A Howard man was sentenced last week in Lake County on a grand theft charge. 62-year-old Perry Fischer earlier pleaded guilty to a felony grand theft charge, which he was arrested on in October of 2021.
Circuit Judge Pat Pardy sentenced Fischer to serve six years in the state penitentiary on the charge. Pardy suspended the penitentiary sentence based on several conditions, some of which include that he serve 30 days in the county jail and be on probation for ten years. He also must pay a fine, court costs and restitution totaling more than 23-thousand dollars.