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Hawaii man gets 30 days in jail for lying on toddler's passport application

By Associated Press


A Hawaii man has been sentenced to 30 days in federal detention for trying to get his 2-year-old daughter a passport without her mother's permission.

Court documents say Gregory Armin Scher planned a trip to Mexico in spite of an informal joint custody arrangement with the mother living in Missouri.

A judge Tuesday ruled Scher will serve the sentence on weekends so that he won't lose his job. 

Authorities say Scher claimed on a passport application that the mother abandoned them.

A State Department agent who investigated found Scher and the mother communicated often. The agent says the mother didn't know Scher was planning to take the girl to Mexico.

Scher says he regrets lying but was frustrated the mother wouldn't let him take the girl on a cruise.

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Bdpapa wrote:
Good catch! This guy may have been trying to take the girl and run.
on January 8,2014 | 04:38AM
Kate53 wrote:
Taking a 2-year-old on a cruise? What a lame excuse. I agree he was probably trying to run to Mexico.
on January 8,2014 | 05:24AM
cojef wrote:
Wonder if he got any money? Or maybe, she got money and he wanted to hold their baby and squeeze money from her. Either way there is more undercurrents awash??
on January 8,2014 | 10:04AM
lokela wrote:
Yup. Bet that was on his mind all the time.
on January 8,2014 | 05:18AM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Glad the AP is responsible for this news because HSA would have botched it up. No just kidding as you guys in the Waterfront Plaza are okay. I know the mantra: Publish or Perish or Pubic.
on January 8,2014 | 07:42AM
HanabataDays wrote:
Haah? Your last word threw me off. They got a hostess bar in the Waterfront Plaza now?
on January 8,2014 | 07:47AM
HanabataDays wrote:
Sounds more like an absconder, fo'sho.
on January 8,2014 | 07:47AM
krusha wrote:
30 days for attempted kidnapping? They should throw the book at that guy.
on January 8,2014 | 08:43AM
Surfer_Dude wrote:
Weird headline.....as usual. I thought the guy put the application on the ground and went to sleep on it.
on January 8,2014 | 10:19AM
richierich wrote:
Lying may refer to: Lie — a deliberate untruth. Lying (position) — a horizontal position
on January 8,2014 | 11:40AM
goodvibrations wrote:
WHAT???!!! Is that it? He lied on the application and he's lying through his teeth to the feds. Its obvious he was trying to kidnap her from the mom. I think the little girls mom should have the judge change the conditions of the custody. He'll probably try again.
on January 8,2014 | 01:20PM
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