- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 11, 2014

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) - A southwestern Michigan man has been sentenced to 300 days in jail for robbing migrant workers at a farm camp.

The Herald-Palladium reports (https://bit.ly/1fcbiFV ) 21-year-old Cleo Sims of Benton Harbor received the sentence Monday. It includes four years of probation. He’s also ordered to complete 100 hours of community service and pay a fine, costs and restitution totaling nearly $2,600.

Sims apologized for his actions.

Sims pleaded guilty to unarmed robbery, acknowledging that he took money and credit cards Sept. 20 from workers at a camp in Eau Claire.

Under terms of a plea agreement, the charges were reduced from two counts of armed robbery. The second charge was related to an Oct. 1 robbery at a camp in Coloma Township.

Three others were charged in connection with the robberies.

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Information from: The Herald-Palladium, https://www.heraldpalladium.com

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