Prosecutor Seeks Jail Time for Former Bikers Dream Owners


A couple that once owned Bikers Dream in Joliet, Ill., have avoided jail time for seven years since their plea deal to charges of selling bikes on consignment at the store and pocketing the money instead of paying the sellers.

The couple has paid nearly $200,000 in restitution, but now faces possible incarceration because some customers say they have not been repaid.

Jeff and Robin Bisgrove still owe $491,879 to some insurance companies and the owners of individual motorcycles, according to the Suburban Chicago News.

Charges were first brought against Jeff Bisgrove, 36, in October 2001. His wife was arrested later. They pleaded guilty to theft in November 2003 under a plea agreement that had them paying $750 a month in restitution. They each got 48 months probation on the condition that their debts be repaid by the end of that time.

Now, according to the newspaper, Will County Assistant State's Attorney Chris Koch is seeking to have their probation revoked, saying in court papers that "The defendant has willfully failed to pay the full sum of restitution as directed by the court."

Earlier this month their attorney told a judge that some people may have received payments from the Bisgroves and their insurance company, and sought time to find out.

The couple is due back in court March 16 to show the court they have paid another $50,000 in restitution and share the results of the attorney’s review of payments.

Posted by Holly Wagner