Dude Who Bilked Whitesnake Singer Gets Six Months

Penny Marshall

The Reno Gazette-Journal is reporting that a man who embezzled more than $287,000 from Whitesnake founder David Coverdale and his wife, Cindy, has been sentenced to six months in jail.

Eric Hosmer, 44, was reportedly hired as a groundskeeper by Coverdale and his family, who own multiple properties in in Incline Village in North Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

Police said Hosmer was submitting fraudulent invoices to Coverdale’s accounting firm for payments.

Washoe Judge Patrick Flanagan ordered Hosmer to probation for two counts of felony theft and ordered he pay restitution of more than $69,000.

Coverdale called Hosmer a “deceiver, liar and a thief.” Damn dude…let it out, man. Call him a douche bag too. And a prick.

And now, just because it’ll remind you of the boners you popped as a child…

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