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Man gets probation for breaking into building, stealing van in Sussex County

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Morris County man was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to burglary and theft charges, according to Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch.

Michael Sinegra, 19, of Whippany was sentenced before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on September 9, Koch said.

Sinegra was sentenced to two years of non-custodial probation. He was also given credit for five days of jail time, ordered to submit to a mental health evaluation, follow any and all recommendations from same, successfully complete an anger management course, 50 hours of community service work, maintain full-time employment, pay restitution in the amount of $327.13, submit a DNA sample and pay fines and fees totaling $655.00. His driver license was suspended for one year, Koch said.

Sinegra pled guilty on June 7, 2021, to third-degree burglary and third-degree theft, Koch said.

According to Koch, Sinegra entered a building at Willow Glen in Sparta Township on February 9, 2020, and took a transport van.

Sinegra was represented by Bruce Farrier, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.

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