A former cellphone thief in California is getting credit for breaking into a $1.2 million cell-phone lockers and stealing more than $3,000 worth of electronics.
Alfonso Gomez-Alvarado, 20, pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to felony theft by taking property worth more than three times the value of the property.
The burglary occurred in January 2016, when he stole a cell phone valued at more than five times the estimated value of a cellphone, according to the U.S. attorney’s office in Sacramento.
Gomez-Alvalado admitted to taking the cell phone in August of last year and selling it on Craigslist.
Prosecutors said he sold it for $1,200 at a local electronics store.
Giovanni Marini, Gomez-Elvarado’s attorney, said his client had a valid business license and paid taxes for three years.
Garcia-Alvarez is serving a six-year prison sentence in California.