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Pa. woman sentenced for role in burglaries

July 15, 2002

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg, Pa., woman was sentenced to serve nine to 23 months in Franklin County Prison Wednesday for her role in a series of Franklin County burglaries.

Andrea Jean Zook, 22, pleaded guilty to one count of burglary and two counts of theft for three incidents last fall, according to court records. As part of the agreement, she will not be sentenced on charges stemming from other break-ins.

Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Judge Carol Van Horn sentenced her to nine to 23 months in county jail for the burglary charge. She said the final three months could be served on electronic monitoring if Zook arranges for it. She sentenced her to five years probation on one count of theft and two years for the second count of theft.

Van Horn also ordered Zook to make restitution of about $5,000 to several churches and insurance companies.

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The incidents included:

n The Oct. 10 break-in at the Wilson College Bookstore in Chambersburg. Office supplies were taken, as well as cassette recorders, film, candy, clothing and two computer hard drives, according to court records.

n The Oct. 23 burglary of a St. Thomas Township, Pa., church. A computer, $50 cash, a video projector, a laptop computer, $100 in coins, an acoustic guitar and other sound equipment were removed. Police recovered most items from Zook's car and home, according to court records.

n The Oct. 23 burglary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, 43 S. Church St., Waynesboro, Pa. Several computers, compact discs, postage stamps and a cordless phone were stolen and later recovered, according to court records.

- Stacey Danzuso

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