April 14, 2014

Harrisburg man sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to stealing from state retirement system

HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced that a Harrisburg man was sentenced to serve time in county prison after pleading guilty to diverting pension checks to his own account while an intern at the Pennsylvania Public School Employees' Retirement System (PSERS). 

Sheldon Stephens, 25, last known address 335 Market St., Harrisburg was sentenced by Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas Judge Deborah E. Curcillo to five years intermediate punishment on each count to be served concurrently - the first three months to be served in the Dauphin County Prison followed by intensive supervision. Additionally, Stephens was ordered to pay $4,117 in restitution.

Stephens was charged in July 2013 with one count of theft by unlawful taking, one count of criminal attempt and one count of identity theft. He entered an open guilty plea on Feb. 18, 2014.

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