The purchase of a rare 1963 Spider-Man comic book with a forged check has resulted in a 7-year prison sentence for a former Naperville man.
Scott Meherg, 28, pleaded guilty to theft Thursday in DuPage County court. Records show Meherg used a $980.99 forged bank check to obtain Spider-Man #2, the second book in the original series, from Graham Crackers Comics in Naperville in 2007.
Assistant DuPage County State's Atty. Louisa Nuckolls told Judge Peter Dockery that Meherg has three convictions on deceptive practices and forgery charges.
The first-edition comic book has never been recovered, and Dockery ordered Meherg to pay $980.99 in restitution.
via Man gets 7 years for using forged check to buy prized comic book -- chicagotribune.com.