DeGroat, age 37, of Highland Lakes, was sentenced to three years Probation on condition that he undergo a TASC evaluation and follow all recommendations, handwrite a 250 word letter of apology to Franklin Weis Supermarket, pay $1406.13 restitution, complete 50 hours of community service, submit a DNA sample, testify truthfully against his co-defendant and pay $155.00 in court fines and fees.
He pled guilty on January 9, 2017, to third degree Conspiracy to Commit Shoplifting.
In January of 2016 the defendant conspired with a co-defendant to shoplift over $1400.00 worth of merchandise at the Franklin Weis Supermarket, including over-the-counter pharmacy items.
DeGroat was represented by Janine Cerra, Esq. and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Brent M. Rafuse.