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Tuesday 7 February 2023 Dublin: 6°C
# crime don't pay
Man receives six-month sentence for armed robbery of one dollar
John Bruce Chafin had held a man at gunpoint and demanded his wallet, which contained just $1.

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AN AMERICAN MAN has been handed a sentence of at least six months after an armed robbery of a man that yielded just one dollar.

21-year-old West Virginia man John Bruce Chafin was arrested last month following the robbery according to local Huntington news outlet the Herald Dispatch.

His victim told police that he and another person were approached by a stranger who pulled a gun and demanded the contents of his wallet. Unfortunately for the assailant those contents amounted to just $1.

The dollar bill was confiscated together with the revolver used following Chafin’s arrest according to police records.

Chafin agreed to a Kennedy plea on a charge of first-degree robbery. Such a plea allows a defendant to plea without actually admitting guilt.

He had initially been charged with two counts of robbery and also wearing a concealed weapon.

He was sentenced to serve at least six months, up to a maximum of two years, at a correctional facility for young adults after an initial 15-year sentence was suspended by a local Cabell Circuit Court judge.

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