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Man sentenced for stealing cash from Islamic Center of Lawrence

A man convicted of stealing between $1,000 and $2,000 from the Islamic Center of Lawrence has been sentenced to two years of probation.

Thirty-two-year-old Amadou Bah was sentenced Wednesday after pleading no contest in September to burglary.  As part of his plea, prosecutors dropped a felony theft charge and a
misdemeanor charge.

The Islamic Center was burglarized on August 13th.  Bah was
identified through surveillance video, which showed a man using bolt cutters to remove two cash donation boxes and then taking cash from a third box.

Bah’s attorney, Julia Butler, said Bah holds a permanent resident card and was aware the conviction could affect his immigration status.

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