- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 23, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A Clinton man has been sentenced to five years in prison for a series of offenses, including the theft of more than $100,000 worth of goods from a Benton antiques dealer.

Peter Corson on Tuesday was ordered to serve 18 months of his sentence with the remainder suspended, and two years of probation.

Prosecutors say the 49-year-old Corson stole items from the antique dealer’s warehouse over a three-week period last year and hid them in the woods until he could retrieve them. He was caught after a surveillance camera was installed.

The Morning Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1kbE56r ) reports that dealer David Beane says Corson stole dozens of items, including antique pens and bayonets. Beane told the judge his insurance company reimbursed him about $80,000 for missing items valued at more than $117,000.

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Information from: Morning Sentinel, http://www.onlinesentinel.com/