A Hagerstown man convicted of damaging cars at the Massey Collision Center in 2009 will have to pay more than $21,000 in restitution to his victims, but two insurance companies that paid out more than $137,000 in claims might have to recover their money through civil court.
Daniel Charles Cohen, 24, is serving a five-year prison sentence for theft and second-degree burglary for breaking into Massey Collision Center on York Road in Halfway on Jan. 4, 2009, court records show. He pleaded guilty to the charges July 9, 2009, but was in Washington County Circuit Court last week for a restitution hearing.
Cohen and another man broke into the business and damaged several vehicles and the building, according to the statement of probable cause filed by the Washington County Sheriff's Office. Several vehicles in the building were rammed into each other and the building was damaged, the statement said.
Charges against the other man were dismissed, court records show.