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Man sentenced for stealing $400k worth of property from Wichita home

A 37-year-old man who stole nearly $400,000 in property from a Wichita home has been sentenced to nearly 3 1/2 years in prison.

Investigators say Samuel Haley took antique jewelry, a Civil War-era revolver and other property from an eastern Wichita home in April 2017.

The Wichita Eagle reports Haley was arrested after a man he contacted about the jewelry called police.

A detective posed as a potential buyer and arrested Haley at a Wichita hotel.  Court records say some of the jewelry was found in Haley’s backpack and more was in a storage facility.  Police returned most of the stolen items to their owners.

Haley pleaded no contest in April to burglary and felony theft.  He was sentenced Monday and ordered to pay about $71,000 in restitution.

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