Woman sentenced in theft of more than $35,000 in cellphones
WOODBURY, New Jersey (AP):
A Philadelphia woman convicted of stealing more than $35,000 worth of cellphones from two stores in New Jersey is now headed to prison.
Fatima Aviles received a three-year sentence on Friday and was also ordered to pay restitution. The 27-year-old had been convicted in June on burglary and theft charges.
Gloucester County prosecutors have said Aviles used a former employee's access card to enter two Verizon stores in Glassboro and Washington Township in 2013.
They say phones valued at $35,067 were stolen during three burglaries. A fourth break-in was prevented when a storage room lock was changed.
The former employee was not charged in the case. None of the phones was recovered.