Logan man sentenced to 5 months in jail for stealing wallet and making $6,800 in charges

Ethan Allen Fischer jail booking photo. (Photo: Cache County Jail)

LOGAN — A 42-year-old Logan man has been sentenced to five months in jail for stealing a citizen’s wallet and making thousands of dollars in fraudulent charges last fall. Ethan Allen Fischer was ordered to serve 150 days in jail, while being given credit for the 112 days already served.

Fischer was sentenced Monday morning in 1st District Court. He previously pleaded guilty to money laundering, a second-degree felony; unlawful acquisition of a financial card, a third-degree felony; and theft, a class B misdemeanor.

On Oct. 17, Fischer stole the wallet and then made $6,800 in charges at multiple businesses throughout the county.

Logan City Police officers tracked the purchases and arrested Fischer Oct. 27.

During Monday’s sentencing, Fischer said he didn’t realize he was doing something wrong at the time but has since been put on new medication. He expressed hope of being successful for his family.

Defense attorney Dallin Littlefield explained how Fischer was having a mental health episode when he stole the wallet. He asked the court to give his client credit for the “significant time” he had already served.

Judge Angela Fonnesbeck commended Fischer for his desire to continue treatment upon release. In addition to the jail time, she also ordered the defendant to complete a finance course when he gets out of jail.

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  • Pablo February 2, 2023 at 6:44 pm Reply

    A finance course for a thief? That’s hard time. There will go the old “I didn’t know how a credit card works” defense.

  • Ttunac February 2, 2023 at 7:05 pm Reply

    Whew. I was starting to assume there was only pedo crime in the valley. Good to see some good old fashioned disreputable behavior not involving children.

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