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updated: 2/24/2014 2:31 PM

South Elgin man gets 3 years in prison for burglaries

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  • Christopher C. Mentenick

    Christopher C. Mentenick

  • Rebecca A. Olson

    Rebecca A. Olson


A former Sycamore and South Elgin man was sentenced to 3 years in prison and two years probation after pleading guilty to his role in two separate spates of car burglaries in Geneva and near St. Charles last summer.

Christopher C. Mentenick, 27, most recently of the 600 block of Fieldcrest Drive, South Elgin, can be resentenced to up to seven years in prison if he violates probation after his release from prison.

Mentenick. who also spent time in prison for burglaries in DeKalb County, pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of felony burglary -- one each for car burglaries in early August 2013 in the Fisher Farm and Westhaven subdivisions in Geneva and the Falcons Trail area near St. Charles.

Mentenick also must pay $3,200 in court costs and fines, Kane County court records show.

Kane County Judge Susan Clancy Boles accepted the guilty pleas in which prosecutors dismissed numerous other felony charges of possession of stolen credit cards and forgery.

Mentenick and a Schaumburg woman were arrested in August in Streamwood and had an iPad that had been stolen from a car near St. Charles, police said.

Authorities said the two would use stolen credit cards to buy electronics and other items, which they would later pawn for cash.

Rebecca A. Olson, 19, of the 1100 block of Braintree Drive, Schaumburg, entered the Kane County deferred prosecution program earlier this year.

She must stay out of trouble until July 2015, complete 140 hours of community service and pay $3,500 in restitution. If she fails to complete the program, she could be resentenced up to seven years in prison.

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