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Posted on: October 6, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Judge: Lancaster Man with 12 Convictions a 'Threat' Because he Continues to Steal

David M. Springer

A Lancaster man’s latest theft – his 12th conviction of stealing from a store – will cost him time in prison and parole and probation terms.

A local jury convicted David M. Springer in June of taking a $4.49 bottle of Advil from a Lancaster Township Giant store last year.

Assistant District Attorney Erik Neiman presented testimony at trial that Springer paid for other items, but stashed the bottle of pain relievers in a pocket.

On Tuesday in Lancaster County Court, Judge Jeffery Wright ordered the following sentence:

- Four months at Lancaster County Prison, with eligibility for work release
- Five months on house arrest
- 14 months of parole
- Three years of probation

The retail theft charge was a felony because it was at least Springer’s 12th such conviction, according to police.

Judge Wright noted in court that while the latest theft was of low value, Springer is a threat to society because he continues to steal from stores.

Manheim Township police Officer Charles Wickers filed charges.

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