Guy goes to jail for 6+ years for selling fake Frankenstein posters

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Dec 17, 2012

If you do the crime, you do the time. For a Georgia man, the price for selling a few bootleg Frankenstein posters turned out to be a lot more than he bargained for.

Kerry Haggard, 47, was sentenced to six and a half years in prison for faking vintage horror movie posters and selling them on eBay. You read that right: six and a half years. Wanna know what probably hurt even more? He has to forfeit the $1.3 million he made from the ruse. Ouch.

Haggard was printing the posters at a high-quality New York printing site and passing the posters off as authentic. It worked pretty well, until some buyers tried to get their $5,000 posters authenticated.

Plus, he was delivering the prints via the U.S. Postal Service—making it a federal crime, mail fraud—which contributed to the hefty sentence.

What do you think? Does the sentence fit the crime?

(via The Hollywood Reporter)