NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County man was sentenced for stealing a wallet from a customer at the Walmart in Hampton Township, according to Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart.
Manuel Cartagena-Araya, 38, of Chile was sentenced on Jan. 25 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Taggart said.
Cartagena-Araya was sentenced to time served with jail credit for 114 days. He must submit a DNA sample, at his own expense and pay fines and fees totaling $155.00, Taggart said.
Cartagena-Araya pled guilty on Nov. 3, 2022 to third-degree theft. He admitted to knowingly taking movable property that had a value of more than $200.00 but less than $500.00, including a wallet and its contents belonging to a customer who was shopping at Walmart in Hampton Township on Jan. 12, 2021, Taggart said.
Cartagena-Araya was represented by Thomas Militano, Esq., and the State was represented by Special Deputy Attorney General and Acting Assistant Prosecutor Sally Anne Monkemeier.