Alleged PAX East game thief going to court

May will face court in May for allegedly attempting to steal a game at PAX East.Justin D. May, wanted for skipping bail on charges of attempting to steal a game at PAX East, plans to appear in a Boston court in just over a month-and-a-half, reports Kotaku.

May has agreed to a court date in May after learning of the warrant for his arrest, according to Suffolk County District Attorney press secretary Jake Wark. According to Wark, May will not face any additional charges for skipping bail since he has reached out to make arrangements for his arraignment date to be moved, the police know his address, and he has no previous criminal record.

May’s original arraignment date was set for March 30, but May did not show and the arrest warrant was issued for May 20. Now that May has contacted the authorities, his arraignment date has been reset for May 19 in the Boston Municipal Court.

The charges against May are larceny of over $250 and buying, selling, or receiving stolen trade secrets. He can face up to five years or a $25,000 fine for the first charge and five years or a $500 fine and two years for the second.

May was arrested during PAX East this past weekend when he was allegedly trying to copy files from a computer at the display booth for upcoming FPS Breach. When caught, May was found with 14MB of the game on his laptop. The full game is 2GB. Witnesses have told Kotaku that May admitted to the crime and tried to bribe a police officer with $100.



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Mike has been playing games for over two decades. His earliest memories are of shooting ducks and stomping goombas on NES, and over the years, the hobby became one of his biggest passions. Mike has worked with GamerNode as a writer and editor since 2009, giving you news, reviews, previews, a voice on the VS Node Podcast, and much more.

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