Please Sign In

Please enter a valid username and password
  • Log in with Facebook
» Not a member? Take a moment to register
» Forgot Username or Password

A Week in the Slammer for Fishing Tournament Cheater

Syndicate

Syndicate content
Google Reader or Homepage
Add to My Yahoo!

Newshound Recent Posts

Categories

Recent Comments

Archives

Newshound
in your Inbox

Enter your email address to get our new post everyday.

June 21, 2013
A Week in the Slammer for Fishing Tournament Cheater - 2

Alfred Mead, a 72-year-old angler from Minnesota, has pleaded guilty to a charge of "theft by swindle" on May 20, Parks Rapid Enterprise reported.

Mead shamelessly admitted to catching two northern pike on another lake and keeping them alive to bring to the Park Rapid American Legion Community Fishing Derby on Feb. 2. The prize for the tournament winner was an Ice Castle fish house valued at $10,000.

But it doesn't stop there. Mead has a decade long trail of suspiciously successful tournament winnings, as well as two prior convictions from 2009.

In January of that year he admitted to keeping fish over the limit, for which he paid a $145 fine and $90 in court fees. He did not appear in court. Two months later, he was convicted of "fishing with two hooks or a treble hook not attached to an artificial lure.” He was fined $35 and ordered to pay $90 in costs, again without having to appear in court, Parks Rapid Enterprise reported.

But this time Mead has been hit with a weeks worth of jail time, four years probation, a $200 fine, and a $75 public defender co-payment.

“Your conduct had a major impact on these things (fishing tournaments),” Judge Robert Tiffany told Mead. “I hope you realize the seriousness of your conduct. Cheating takes the enjoyment and joy out of it for those who bring their kids and honest participants."

Do you think Mead's punishment fits his crime?

Comments (2)

Top Rated
All Comments
from louis scott wrote 1 year 3 weeks ago

i`m 73 and i don`t see how he has enough energy to do all thatbut put that aside and i feel JLD has just started on his punishment i for one think give him the max he`s a thief treat him as such & age has nothing to do with it

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from JLD wrote 1 year 3 weeks ago

For the most part yes, but I would be tickled to death to see some sort of ban put on cheaters. Preventing them from any further participation in tourneys.

+3 Good Comment? | | Report

Post a Comment (200 characters or less)

from JLD wrote 1 year 3 weeks ago

For the most part yes, but I would be tickled to death to see some sort of ban put on cheaters. Preventing them from any further participation in tourneys.

+3 Good Comment? | | Report
from louis scott wrote 1 year 3 weeks ago

i`m 73 and i don`t see how he has enough energy to do all thatbut put that aside and i feel JLD has just started on his punishment i for one think give him the max he`s a thief treat him as such & age has nothing to do with it

+1 Good Comment? | | Report

Post a Comment (200 characters or less)

bmxbiz