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Former employee gets jail time for stealing from employer

Published May 26. 2010 05:00PM

A former employee of a Carbon County business was sentenced to a county prison term on Tuesday for stealing from his employer.

Bruce William Archer, 50, of Kunkletown, was sentenced by Judge Steven R. Serfass to serve three to 14 months in prison on one count of theft, as a felony.

Archer was charged with stealing truck lights in various amounts from Plant 5 of the Kovatch Corporation complex along Industrial Road in Nesquehoning, where he was employed at the time. Borough police charged him for incidents that occurred in and around August of last year.

Serfass also ordered Archer to supply a DNA sample, pay court costs and a $50 per month supervision fee during the entire length of the sentence.

Archer will begin the jail term at 9 a.m. on June 9 and was granted work release privileges.

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