WEST FARGO — A man, who served as an Uber and Lyft driver and was accused of faking “vomit” damage to his car in an attempt to charge passengers for the repair, has been ordered to do 40 hours of community service.

Travis James Roland, 34, of Harwood, N.D., pleaded guilty to two charges of attempted theft of property on Wednesday, June 12, according to West Fargo Municipal Court records. He must pay about $700 in fines and fees.

Judge Michelle Donarski deferred imposition of Roland's sentence, meaning his charges can be removed from his criminal record in 360 days if he complies with the court orders, does not violate any criminal laws, and is in general good behavior, court papers show.

The charges against Roland were filed shortly after Forum columnist Mike McFeely wrote about the victims' ordeal, saying that Roland submitted false claims showing fake damage done to his car.

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