Teen sentenced to probation, restitution in plea deal

Teen sentenced to probation, restitution in plea deal

URBANA — A Champaign teen who had been charged with multiple thefts that happened during July has been sentenced to 30 months of probation and ordered to make thousands of dollars in restitution.

Jacob Richter-Shea, 18, who listed an address in the 800 block of West Clark Street, pleaded guilty Tuesday before Judge Heidi Ladd to two counts of misdemeanor theft and one of felony theft. In return, Assistant State's Attorney Matt Banach dismissed several other more serious felony counts of theft, burglary and residential burglary.

Richter-Shea pleaded guilty to:

— Misdemeanor theft for possessing a Mac Book Pro on July 15 that had been stolen from a John Street apartment in Champaign where the owner was spending the night.

— Misdemeanor theft for having a stolen iPhone taken on July 14-15 out of a car outside the Pizza Hut, 411 E. Green St., C.

— Felony theft from person for taking an iPad from a Champaign woman at the Illini Union in Urbana on July 28.

He was also ordered to pay $4,269 in restitution to six victims of his thefts and to not be on the University of Illinois campus.

Banach said Richter-Shea had a prior adjudication as a juvenile for battery.

Frederick Young, 19, of Savoy, a co-defendant who had been charged in some of the same crimes as Richter-Shea, is wanted by the authorities. He appeared in court on two of the cases in August, then failed to appear Tuesday as he had been ordered.

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