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Florida Woman Sentenced to Jail for Selling Items Stolen in Acton

The woman was sentenced two 2.5 years in the House of Corrections with one year to serve.

A woman allegedly sold items stolen from Staples. (File Photo)
A woman allegedly sold items stolen from Staples. (File Photo)
A Florida woman accused of stealing items from her former Acton employer and selling them online has been sentenced to prison and ordered to pay restitution of close to $100,000.

Acton Police announced that Kathryn Copeland, 44, of 9429 Star Gazer Lane, Riverview, Fla., who was charged with larceny over $250 in 2013, was sentenced last week to 2.5 years in prison.

The sentence includes one year to serve, the balance suspended for five years, and five years of probation to be served upon the conclusion of her sentence.

In addition, Copeland has been ordered to pay $81,000 in restitution for the items she stole.

According to police, Copeland stole items from Staples in Acton, where she was formerly employed. 

Investigators discovered that Copeland was using a company account at Staples to purchase items. She would then sell them online, with the majority of the sales coming on eBay.

Acton Police Detective Chris Browne led the investigation, traveling to Florida in July to bring Copeland back to Massachusetts to face the charges, police said.

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