Man Who Stole Firefighters Pickup Sentenced To 41 Days In Jail

CHICO, Calif. (AP) – One of two men convicted of stealing a firefighter’s pickup truck during the Camp Fire has been sentenced to 41 days in jail and three years of probation. Robert Depalma of Concow was also ordered to pay more than $6,000 in restitution at his sentencing in Butte County Superior Court on Friday. Prosecutors said Depalma and William Erlbacher stole the truck from a CalFire station on Nov. 8, when the wildfire broke out and largely leveled the town of Paradise and killed 86 people. Erlbacher admitted to taking the truck and Depalma admitted to driving it for several days. The vehicle was damaged and its license plate covered up when it was found in Chico.


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