A 26-year-old man was sentenced yesterday afternoon for stealing from a church last month, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced.
On Aug. 22, Trevor Fix of Long Beach pleaded no contest to three felony counts in case NA104771: two counts of second-degree burglary and one count of identity theft.
At Wednesday's sentencing, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Tomson T. Ong sentenced the defendant to three years formal probation and ordered Fix to perform 60 days of Caltrans service. Additionally, the defendant must attend a live-in substance abuse program for one year and pay restitution to the church. An amount will be determined at a later hearing.
Prosecutors said on Aug. 6 the defendant broke into the preschool at Lakewood Village Community Church in Long Beach and stole several electronic items.
Four days later, the church experienced a second break-in. Prosecutors said Fix stole cash, checks, a credit card and more electronics from the Long Beach church.
Soon after the second robbery, the owner of the stolen credit card notified police that the card had been used at a store.
The defendant was subsequently arrested on Aug. 10.
The case was investigated by the Long Beach Police Department
Los Angeles County District Attorney / case NA104771 / September 8, 2016