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Blind man convicted of fraud for stealing apartment building

Ralph Baker falsified paperwork, assumed identity of Brooklyn building owner with same name

Ralph Baker, a blind homeless man who stole a Brooklyn apartment building by falsifying paperwork, was convicted of fraud and grand larceny Wednesday.

The sentence was handed down Thursday in Brooklyn Supreme Court. Baker appeared in court wearing a t-shirt reading “Not Guilty!” He faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted.

“Can I appeal?” Baker asked following the verdict, according to the New York Post. His lawyer told him that he will be able to do so after the sentence is handed down. [NYP]Julie Strickland

  • Sighted

    He didn’t see this coming. (00)

    • longwoodx

      funny :-+)))