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Former UPS supervisor in Brooksville gets jail time for burglaries

BROOKSVILLE — A former UPS supervisor accused of burglarizing the Brooksville shipping center where he worked was sentenced Thursday to six months in county jail.

Scott Joseph Astringer, 39, of Spring Hill pleaded no contest in Hernando County Circuit Court to two counts of burglary and two counts of grand theft. As part of a negotiated deal with prosecutors, he must serve five years of probation after his release and pay $7,093 in restitution to UPS.

Prosecutors say the senior supervisor at the center off Broad Street supplied his business keys and crucial information about staffing levels and other details so others could enter the building undetected. The scheme resulted in the theft of several thousands of dollars' worth of jewelry, coins, electronics and prescription drugs.

Investigators say Astringer, who did not have a criminal record in Florida prior to his arrest last May, admitted to his role in the burglaries, which occurred on Dec. 23, 2012, and March 17, 2013.

Two other suspects cooperated with authorities and were not charged, Police Chief George Turner said.

Former UPS supervisor in Brooksville gets jail time for burglaries 01/16/14 [Last modified: Thursday, January 16, 2014 4:46pm]
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