We first ran into Gunny Skyler Whalen last Spring when a group of Marines discovered his Facebook page and lit out after him. Within a few months, Whalen was back to his fakery, this time responding to a call at a local fair as a police officer. After he was arrested for that, he faked documents for a car and defrauded two car dealers – I guess that was the last straw for the judge, because that’s why he was sentenced to 150 days in the local jail, with 48 days of time served credit according to the Kingman Daily Miner, a link sent to us by Joseph;
He said he’s now got a steady maintenance job, volunteers with the American Legion, plays lead guitar in the church band and is less than 10 credits away from graduating from an online high school.
“I’m not as good as I’m going to get, but I’m definitely better than I used to be,” Whalen told Mohave Superior Court Judge Steven Conn.
Conn had the option of imposing up to a year in jail after Whalen entered into a plea agreement with the state for a guaranteed three years on probation.
Prosecutor Ken Skousen recommended six months jail time, which he said was deserved given Whalen’s accelerated rate of criminal acts.
I guess if you poke the bear long enough, sooner or later you’ll get biten.
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