South Thomaston man nets 7 months for cash theft

By Juliette Laaka | Aug 05, 2014
Source: Knox County Jail Jacob Mondello.

Rockland — A 20-year-old South Thomaston man, arrested in April for his involvement in the theft of $200,000 from a Vinalhaven home, has been sentenced to serve seven months in jail.

The Knox County Sheriff's Office arrested Jacob Mondello and Vincent Hilt, 19, of St. George for going into an unlocked house on Vinalhaven and taking cash and a firearm.

Mondello was convicted of two counts of theft and sentenced to serve seven years in prison with all but seven months suspended.

He is also ordered to pay back $14,000 in restitution to the victims. As part of his probation conditions, Mondello is barred from having contact with Hilt, the victims, and is ordered to participate in restorative justice.

Detective Don Murray and Deputy Rob Potter investigated the case, which was first called in to police April 13.

Hilt will appear in Knox County Superior Court Sept. 22.

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