Timothy Bryce, 40, of Scranton, Pa., was sentenced to 70 months in prison by Senior U.S. District Court Judge William T. Moore, Jr., after pleading guilty to transporting a stolen motor vehicle across multiple state lines, from North Carolina, to South Carolina, to Georgia.
This story originally appeared in the Savannah Morning News.
According to evidence presented at the guilty plea and sentencing hearings, Bryce stole a luxury motor home worth nearly $600,000 from a dealership in Charlotte, N.C., and then fled with the vehicle to Guyton, Ga.
Bryce pretended to be interested in purchasing the motor home; swapped the real key with a fake one; then later returned to the dealership after closing time to steal it.
In imposing the 70-month sentence, Judge Moore emphasized Bryce’s long criminal history. Bryce has three prior convictions for stealing motor vehicles as well as multiple convictions for impersonating law enforcement officers. After prison, Bryce will be on federal supervised release for three years. He was also ordered to pay $153,047 in restitution.
This case was investigated by special agents with the FBI.