Car thief sentenced to 2 1/2 to 5 years in priosn

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WAYNESBURG – A Waynesburg man who pleaded guilty to stealing a car in Waynesburg in August was sentenced Monday by Greene County Judge William Nalitz to 2 1/2 to 5 years in prison.


Timothy Wayne Burghy, 52, of 1073 Seventh St., stole a car Aug. 11 from East Street in Waynesburg owned by Don and Virginia Gallagher of Waynesburg. The car was found later that day in Canton, Ohio, where it had been wrecked.


The Gallaghers told police they had noticed keys to the vehicle were missing after Burghy had visited them in their home. Burghy, when questioned by police regarding another matter, admitted he had stolen the vehicle, police said.


In addition to the prison sentence, Burghy was ordered to pay restitution to the Gallaghers of $1,069.


Court records indicate Burghy has had other problems in regard to the law. In August 2005, he was sentenced to 2 to 7 years in prison for burglarizing a home and stealing a car.


In another case before the court, Sharon Rose Demaske, 27, of 147 Wayne Village, Waynesburg, pleaded guilty before Judge Farley Toothman to two counts of retail theft and one count of receiving stolen property.


On Feb. 24, Demaske stole a purse and jewelry valued at $372 from Grandma’s Attic in Waynesburg. On June 21, she was arrested for stealing three cologne testers and a make-up kit valued at $47.36 from CVS pharmacy in Franklin Township.


Demaske was sentenced to 20 days to 23 ½ months in jail, fined $750 and ordered to perform 150 hours of community service.


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