Fairmont man gets probation for criminal impersonation and possession of methamphetamine

YORK – Cash Brewer, 57, of Fairmont, has been sentenced to probation in a case involving criminal impersonation and the possession of methamphetamine.

He was sentenced in York County District Court this week.

He was facing a possible maximum sentence of two years in prison with 12 months of post-release supervision for criminal impersonation, which is a Class 4 felony. He was also facing a possible maximum sentence of one year of incarceration for attempted possession of a controlled substance, a Class 1 misdemeanor.

The case began when an officer with the York Police Department saw a speeding vehicle on Fifth Street. The affidavit also says there were other traffic violations as well. The vehicle was stopped in the area of 14th Street, between Lincoln and Grant Ave.

Court documents indicate the driver said he did not have an identification on him. He verbally told the officer his name was something other than Cash Brewer. However, while the officer was performing a records check, he saw the photo assigned to the official license of the named did not match the driver he was speaking with.

It was discovered the driver was actually Brewer and it was found his driver’s license was suspended.

Brewer was arrested and during a search of his person, officers found a bag containing methamphetamine in his pocket.

The individual with the name Brewer presented was later contacted and informed about Brewer trying to pose as him. The individual said this had been an ongoing problem, as Brewer tried to present his name “every time he got in trouble.”

Brewer was sentenced to three years of probation with 83 days in jail, in three separate stints in the future, which can be waived if he is found to be in compliance with the terms of his probation.

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