WILKES-BARRE — A Nanticoke man accused of stealing fencing and poles from the Newport Center Cemetery in Newport Township was sentenced Friday in Luzerne County Court.
Judge Michael T. Vough sentenced Scott A. Wylie, 27, of West South Street, to 12 months, less one day to 24 months, less two days on a theft charge. The sentence allows Wylie to remain at the county correctional facility.
Vough credited Wylie to 214 days time served and immediately paroled to the correctional facility’s day reporting center.
Newport Township police said Wylie stole 500 feet of fencing, poles and rails from the cemetery in May 2013. Wylie sold the fencing, poles and rails at a scrap yard for money because he was addicted to synthetic marijuana, according to the criminal complaint.
Wylie was ordered to pay $7,000 in restitution to the cemetery and not to enter any cemetery. He is only permitted to enter cemeteries where he has family buried.