Florida chef sentenced for exploitation

  • Posted: Monday, December 3, 2012 11:10 p.m.
    UPDATED: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 9:58 a.m.

A chef from Florida pleaded guilty and was sentenced, Monday, after he tried his hand at a less-salubrious side of the hospitality industry.

Jamme Bowers pleaded guilty to the exploitation of a vulnerable adult, a crime that started out with his arranging of “a companion” for his victim, who suffers from cerebral palsy.

Bowers was given the victim's ATM card and pin for funds needed to accomplish this goal. However, Bowers wracked up $1,400 worth of charges, according to Assistant Solicitor Jay Slocum.

“Where did the companion come from?” Circuit Court Judge Doyet A. “Jack” Early asked.

Circuit Public Defender Grant Gibbons told the Court that his client accompanied the victim and used his funds to pay for “everyone.”

Bowers was sentenced to 90 days in jail or a $200 fine.

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