August 2, 2015

Second Kansas man facing prison time over calculator caper

A Kansas man who admitted to stealing hundreds of calculators from Wal-Mart stores in Iowa and other states will spend over two years in prison. Twenty-nine-year-old Caleb Nelson of Wichita pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to transport stolen goods in interstate commerce. Nelson admitted to stealing 14 scientific calculators from the Wal-Mart store in Maquoketa.

Police found hundreds of stolen calculators in Nelson’s car after he was stopped in Maquoketa, and he admitted to stealing some of the calculators in  Wisconsin. The plan was to ship the calculators to New York City. Nelson was sentenced to 30 months in prison and ordered to pay $164,000 in restitution to Wal-Mart. His brother Jacob was in on the scheme and was sentenced in February to the same amount of prison time and restitution as Caleb.


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