His constant use of the phrase, "Bah, humbug," was given as the reason for his arrest.
An unnamed source in the Political Correctness (PC) Police reported that their investigation was initiated by the official complaint of a sheep who said that bah is the language of sheepdom everywhere and should not be subject to ridicule and careless use. "Have a little respect, Mr. Scrooge, we have rights too," the sheep said.
Then a complaint was lodged against Scrooge for the use of the term humbug. One of its definitions is "impostor." And so, impostors the world over told the PC Police that they resented Scrooge's derogatory use of that term. "It makes fun of us unnecessarily, and that's just not fair. Why should we be dumped on?"
For now, Scrooge will be confined to jail, as the judge was unwilling to grant a bail request. A furious Scrooge, watching his language, gritted his teeth and just said, "Uh-oh," when he heard the judge's decision. But he's told friends that, upon reflection, his troubles began when he had that stupid dream about generosity and the Christmas spirit. "It's brought me nothing but trouble," he pointed out. "At least in my pre-dream state, I minded my own business and didn't end up in jail."
He plans to sue to get a refund on the huge Christmas goose as well as the presents he bought. Tiny Tim, all grown up and no longer tiny, will handle the lawsuit.