Timothy Newman, 52, has more than three and a half years left on his sentence at Marion Correctional Institution.
The former owner of Newman Motors, a used car lot, was sentenced in 2011. He was convicted on 27 felony charges, including forging and cashing two checks that were supposed to be used to repair storm damage to his home. He was also convicted on several counts of theft for selling cars to nine people, but not giving them the titles to the vehicles.
A three-judge panel from the Ohio Sixth District Court of Appeals in Toledo has denied Newman's appeal, upholding Erie County visiting Judge Michael Corrigan's decisions in the case.