PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – A man arrested more than 100 times for stealing repeatedly from several area retail stores has been sentenced to just over one-and-a-half years in prison, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office says.
Barry Sanders was also sentenced to five years formal probation after he was convicted of two counts of theft in the first degree and three counts of theft in the second degree.
During his probation, Sanders will be barred from entered any Target, Safeway, Fred Meyer, Home Depot, or Winco store for any purpose. If he does, or if he commits any new crime, he agrees to an additional 26 months in prison, according to the attorney’s office.
To encourage the court to give him a lesser sentence and to prove that he will no longer engage in criminal activity, Sanders filed a two-page document with the court.
In the document, Sanders agreed to take advantage of programs presented and available to him and admitted that he has stolen items from stores throughout Portland more than 1,000 times, but was caught less than ten-percent of the time because he is “a talent, professional thief”.
He also admitted that his criminal record supports the fact that he has had “persistent involvement” in the criminal justice system, the attorney’s office says.
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