A 53 year old homeless man was given a 14 month jail sentence after pleading guilty to charges of larceny and misleading police.

The District Attorney's Office says Gary Fincher of Texas entered the guilty pleas this week in Fall River Superior Court.

Police say Fincher collected money at area supermarkets for an organization called "Help for Homeless Vets."

However, Mansfield Police Sgt. Michael Ellsworth became suspicious after speaking with Fincher in August of 2014. He learned that "Help for Homeless Vets" was not a charitable organization. It was later determined that Fincher was keeping the donated money for himself.

Police found $783 in his car, and another $10,000 in a bank account. He later admitted to police he had been traveling around the country, collecting money for a charity that didn't exist.

Judge Rene Dupuis this week sentenced Fincher to 14 months in state prison, the amount of time he's already served, and ordered him to pay nearly $9,000 to the Wounded Warriors Project.

Fincher was also placed on three years supervised probation.

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