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By Samar Fay
Courier Editor 

Hitchhiker Who Faked Shooting Sentenced



Ray Dolin, the hitchhiker whose hoax story went viral, was fined $2,000 and order to pay nearly $6,000 to the Valley County Sheriff's Office for its expenses on the case.

Ray Dolin, the hitchhiker who shot himself last year in a hoax to promote his alleged book about the kindness of America, was sentenced in District Court in Glasgow on Monday. Judge John McKeon accepted the plea agreement that imposed a four-year deferred sentence for the felony charge of tampering with evidence and six-month suspended sentences for the two misdemeanor charges of making a false report and obstructing an officer.

Dolin, 41, was also fined a total of $2,000 and required to pay $5,583 in restitution to the Valley County Sheriff’s Office for overtime and travel expenses incur...

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