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Published: Wednesday, 6/8/2005

Thief gets up to 10 years in Hillsdale County case

HILLSDALE A Jackson, Mich., man could spend up to 10 years in prison for stealing antique crystal, china, and other items from homes and barns in Hillsdale County.

Douglas Parks, 42, was sentenced Monday to a minimum of 83 months behind bars by Hillsdale County Circuit Court Judge Michael R. Smith. Parks was arrested in March and later convicted on two counts of breaking and entering.

Judge Smith also ordered Parks to pay $2,400 in fines and make restitution of $5,550 to three break-in victims.

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