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6 sentenced in Carbon Court

Published December 26. 2012 05:02PM

Carbon County Court Judge Joseph J. Matika on Friday imposed sentences on six people.

Alan James Arthofer, 22, of Bowmanstown, was sentenced to 4-12 months on a theft by unlawful taking charge, and was given 151 days credit for time already served. He also must perform 50 hours of community service, and pay restitution of $140 to Ross Smith and $1,356 to State Farm Insurance.

On a charge of receiving stolen property, Arthofer must repay Fred Lesher $428, and serve 4-24 months in jail, concurrent to his first sentence. On a charge of driving under the influence, Arthofer was sentenced to 72 hours to six months in jail; had his license suspended for one year; and fined $1,000. Matika also sentenced him to a $200 fine for driving without a license.

The charges stemmed from an incident on July 23. The charges were filed by state police at Lehighton.

Erik Charles Corby, 31, of Palmerton, was sentenced to have his driver's license suspended for one year, and pay a $750 fine for driving under the influence. Corby will be imprisoned for two days, serving the rest of his 30-day confinement under electronic home monitoring. He also must perform 25 hours of community service, and pay various court costs and fees. The DUI charge stemmed from an incident on July 23, 2011, along Lehigh Avenue in Palmerton. The charge was filed by state police at Lehighton. Corby had a blood-alcohol level of 0.15, almost twice the legal limit.

Bruce Allen Laub, 46, of Lehighton, will have his license suspended for one year, pay a $300 fine, and perform 25 hours of community service on a charge of driving under the influence. he'll also serve 5 days to six months in jail.

Laub was stopped by state police at Lehighton at about 8:15 p.m. Oct. 30 along Fairyland Drive, at Memorial Drive, in Franklin Township, for a vehicle code violation. He was subsequently placed under arrest for DUI, troopers said.

Robert Joseph Holliday, 28, of Bowmanstown, will serve 15-36 months in state prison on a charge of receiving stolen property. He will also pay $845 in restitution, and obtain mental health and drug and alcohol evaluations, and earn his GED.

He' was also sentenced to a term of 6-12 months on a possession of a controlled substance charge, to be served concurrently. he was sentenced to probation on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. The sentences will run consecutively to a Schuylkill County sentence he is currently serving.

On March 23, Holliday stole five brass tubular chimes, valued at $6,250, from the front of Trinity Lutheran Church, Palmerton. The chimes were in front of the church because they were being sold.

Timothy Joseph Moran, 41, of White Haven, was sentenced to 18 months of probation and 75 hours of community service one the first of two charges of theft by deception. He also must get mental health and drug and alcohol evaluations.

He was sentenced to the same consequences, to be served concurrently, on a second, identical charge.

Moran had pleaded guilty in the two separate cases. He admitted to taking $3,400 from Paul Borzell to replace a roof on the victim's home in Lake Harmony but never did the work. He pleaded to taking $3,900 from Barbara Kohler, to replace the roof on her home in Kidder Township. The work was never done.

He pleaded to one count each of theft by failure to make required disposition of funds and theft by deception. Both victims have been repaid.

Kori Stephen Errichetto, 18, of Weatherly, had his enrollment in the Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition program revoked because he did not keep his job, and because he was not living where he promised he would live.

Errichetto had been placed on ARD for a year on a charge of theft. He was arrested on April 18 by Weatherly police for an incident in which he was charged with taking money from the Weatherly Booster Club.

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