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Lehighton man involved in theft incidents gets jail time

Published January 18. 2011 05:00PM

A Lehighton man, who previously pleaded guilty in seven pending criminal cases, most involving thefts, was sentenced to a Carbn County prison term on Monday.

Bradley S. (Conklin) Allen, 34, was sentenced by Senior Judge Richard W. Webb to a total term of one day less 12 to one day less 24 months in prison. The prison term was imposed on five counts of retail theft and one each of receiving stolen property and theft.

He was charged with theft incidents at the Convenience Store, Spillane's Variety Store, and Pereira's Gulf Station, all in Palmerton, and the CVS pharmacy in Nesquehoning. The theft incident involves Christopher Neff as the victim, in Palmerton. The resisting arrest occurred on June 13 along Mauch Chunk Road, in Palmerton.

Allen admitted to a long term drug addiction problem in which he said he stole to pay for his drug habit.

He told Webb, "I regret everything I've done. It won't happen again."

Allen was ordered to make total resitution to the various victims of $708.65, supply a DNA sample and pay the $250 fee, get a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow any recommendation for treatment, have no contact any of the victims and zero tolerance imposed on D&A use.

He must also pay court costs and a $50 per month supervision fee when paroled.

He was given credit for 219 days spent in jail on the charges.

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