May 23, 2018
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Jefferson man gets nine months in theft of MDOT truck

By Stephen Betts, BDN Staff

ROCKLAND, Maine — A 49-year-old Jefferson man will serve nine months in jail for his role in the theft of a Maine Department of Transportation truck.

Scott L. Corey was sentenced Thursday in Knox County Superior Court by Justice Joyce Wheeler to three years in jail with all but nine months suspended for felony theft by receiving stolen property.

Corey also will be placed on probation for two years and ordered to pay $500 in restitution.

He also is barred from being on the grounds of any transportation department property while on probation.

According to Assistant District Attorney Jeff Baroody, a 2008 utility truck was stolen in May 2010 from the Washington lot of the state transportation department. The vehicle later was recovered by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office in Corey’s possession.

Corey initially was charged with felony theft, but that was reduced as part of a plea agreement to theft by receiving stolen property.

The truck contained about $50,000 in equipment, most of which was recovered. The vehicle also had a broken windshield when recovered, the prosecutor said.

Corey had a moderate criminal record, Baroody said, including a theft conviction and a conviction for sexual abuse of a minor.

Justice Wheeler ordered Corey to pay $25 a month in restitution when he is out of jail, saying that would be all he could afford.

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