A 38-year-old Elk River man will serve up to 21 months in prison for attempting to fleece an St. Michael woman out of her used car two months ago.
Cory Donald Wojcik was sentenced on Nov. 8 for Felony Theft by Swindle to 21 months prison. He is ordered to pay restitution, and pay a $50 fine plus surcharges.
Wojcik was also sentenced for Felony Fleeing a Peace Officer to 21 months prison, which will run concurrent to the swindle conviction.
According to court records:
A St. Michael woman, 27, called the Wright County Sheriff's Department and informed dispatchers that she had sold a 1984 Chevrolet Camaro to a male party. Soon after the sale, the woman discovered that the car was paid for in counterfeit $100 bills.
According to the sheriff's department:
A Wright County Sheriff's Deputy spotted the stolen Camaro on Minnesota Highway 24 in the city of Clearwater, about 20 miles northwest of St. Michael.
The vehicle failed to stop for the deputy and a vehicle pursuit ensued that lasted about nine miles. The vehicle eventually was disabled by spike strips and stopped on Wright County Road 7 near County Road 123. The driver then fled the vehicle on foot but was eventually taken into custody by the deputy.