|Saline Observer, October 30, 1930|
After committing some form of larceny he was ordered to pay $35 or spend 60 days at DeHoCo. His plead of poverty fell on deaf ears with Judge E. H. Davidson and Joe produced a wad of money from his pocket and easily paid the fine.
It seems odd that the judge didn't question a known thief and inmate of an asylum on where he got a roll of bills. Especially since $35 in 1930 terms was close to $500 and the fact that Carnowski likely had thousands on his person should have been alarming.