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Wheeling man pleads guilty to 2012 home invasion

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One of two men charged with a 2012 Wheeling home invasion pleaded guilty to the charges, court records show.

Kevin Summers, of the 100 block of E. Dundee Road, Wheeling, was sentenced to 15 years in prison in exchange for his guilty plea to the class X felony, with credit for 819 days in custody. He must complete at least 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole.

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Summers, 32, also was fined $699.

Prosecutors say Summers' co-defendant Nicholas Puccio, a Comcast sales representative at the time, used his knowledge as a cable company employee to gain entrance to the apartment of a 23-year-old woman who had called the cable company about an outage.

Prosecutors say Puccio, who is not a service technician and is not responsible for fixing outages, obtained the woman's door code and scheduled an evening appointment. Puccio fixed the woman's TV then left her apartment, telling her he had to check a utility box in the hallway, prosecutors said.

Seconds later, Summers entered the apartment, threatened her life and demanded she turn over any valuables, authorities said. The woman identified both Summers and Puccio as the men who entered her apartment, according to prosecutors.

Daily Herald attempts to contact a Comcast spokesman were unsuccessful.

Charges are still pending against Puccio, of the 1300 block of Cove Drive, Prospect Heights. He next appears in court Sept. 9.

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