BANGOR — A 47-year-old local man will spend the next four months in jail after he was sentenced Wednesday on a charge of stealing checks from mailboxes.

David Blaine Fisher will also be forced to serve three months of community confinement and three years of supervised release, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.

Fisher, who was sentenced by Judge Nancy Torresen in U.S. District Court, will also have to pay $3,194 in restitution.

Between October and December 2012, Fisher stole 12 checks that had been set out for pick-up by the U.S. Postal Service from eight residences in Bangor, Ellsworth and Trenton.

Fisher would alter the check amounts, forge endorsements and use them to purchase merchandise at local stores.

Fisher pleaded guilty in October, and he stole nearly $2,200 from residents.

Fisher faced up to five years behind bars and a fine of up to $250,000.

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