Man to pay restitution to Fitchburg

Man to pay restitution to Fitchburg

There are 4 comments on the Sentinel & Enterprise story from Feb 1, 2013, titled Man to pay restitution to Fitchburg. In it, Sentinel & Enterprise reports that:

A Fitchburg man who stole catch basins and sold them for scrap metal in August will have his charges dismissed on the condition that he pay the city $400 in restitution, according to court documents.

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Lynch for Mayor

Fitchburg, MA

#1 Feb 1, 2013
Did this person take catch basins and leave open ditches for kids to fall into or did he take them from a pile somewhere?

This is an important detail. Is this person connected? At $400 for a dismissal there seems to be something behind the scenes or a connection that is being exploited.

If the catch basins were from apile then $400-$1,000 is appropiate for a dismissal but if they were lifted off and holes left then there is something wrong here!!

We need more details because if holes were left for kids to fall in then at least 1 year of probation would be the norm.

I feel that $1,000 is appropiate regardless of the situation. Why only $400 ??

Leominster, MA

#2 Feb 1, 2013
How is it "appropriate for a dismissal"? They are theives and they will just steal again.
Lynch for Mayor

Fitchburg, MA

#3 Feb 1, 2013
WTF wrote:
How is it "appropriate for a dismissal"? They are theives and they will just steal again.
What I am stating is that sometimes there are considerations such as first arrest ect. So instead of putting a record on someone a deal is made for dismissal upon the payment of a fine or payment to victim ect. In this case it was the city.

However $400 is a low payment considering the cost of the stolen item cost is higher.

This deal is a bit suspicious,time will tell what is up.

Leominster, MA

#4 Feb 1, 2013
What you are saying is it's ok for people to commit crimes if they pay a fine?

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