This Day in History: 1948-03-29
Leo Richardson, 55, pleaded guilty to passing a bad check and was sentenced to three to six years in prison in Easton Pennsylvania. He gave his residence as Ramsey, New Jersey, but no one here had ever heard of him. The Ramsey Journal checked with the local utility companies, police departments, the Bergen County Court House, Municipal Building records and several “old timers”. The only Richardson anyone could remember was Lester Richardson, a former Ramsey resident who was the clerk of the Bergen County Criminal Court in Hackensack. Lester told the Journal that he was not Leo and had never heard of any relative or resident by that name. The convicted Richardson faced assault and battery charges brought by a jail keeper in Bethlehem, PA and sixteen other bad check charges in other places.