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Convicted burglar must buy victims a security system

10:21 AM, Aug 27, 2013   |    comments
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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A man who pleaded guilty to breaking into an elderly couple's Oakland home while they were sleeping and stealing Christmas gifts intended for family has been ordered to pay for a security system for his victims.

Brandon Rimes of Fairfield was sentenced Monday in Kennebec County Superior Court to serve eight months of a 3-year jail sentence, and ordered to pay $1,000 to replace the stolen gifts and $600 for an alarm system.

Prosecutors say the 26-year-old Rimes and another man, who has already been sentenced, broke into the home of 88-year-old Charlotte Lovejoy and her husband, 89-year-old Del Lovejoy, last Dec. 6.

Charlotte Lovejoy tells the Morning Sentinel the burglary stole her peace of mind.

Rimes' lawyer says his client is remorseful and has apologized to the Lovejoys.

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