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Man pleads guilty to shoplifting charges

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County man has pleaded guilty to shoplifting charges, according to Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch.

Robert Norman, 38, of Wantage pled guilty to third-degree shoplifting and fourth-degree shoplifting before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on September 20, Koch said.

In pleading guilty, Norman admitted to taking merchandise valued at over $500.00 from the Franklin Walmart between August 22 and August 26, 2020, and to taking merchandise valued at over $200.00 from the Newton Weis Market on August 31, 2020, Koch said.

Norman is scheduled to be sentenced on November 4, Koch said.

The cases were investigated by Sgt. R. Burgos and Det. D. Schneider of the Franklin Borough Police Department and Ptl. J. Torres of the Newton Police Department.

Norman was represented by Matthew W. Young, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.

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