Robert Brooke Boyle has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for defrauding some customers at his now-defunct used-car lot in Harford County, prosecutors said yesterday.
Boyle was indicted on 76 counts of theft and fraud after he closed his Brooke Boyle Cars Ltd. without paying off several bills, including the liens on cars people had traded in and licensing fees for cars he had sold. Boyle closed his Bel Air lot in 1989.
In a plea bargain, Boyle pleaded guilty to one count of fraud for having taken in trade a 1989 Ford Mustang from Jeremy and Amy Andrews of Bel Air, selling the car, and then reneging on his agreement to pay off the $14,423 lien the couple had on the car. Ford sued the couple for the money.