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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