York man sentenced to probation in meth, shoplifting case

YORK – This week, in York County District Court, Chad Klingenberger, 45, of York, was sentenced to probation in a case initially involving methamphetamine and shoplifting.

He and his wife, Wendy, were initially charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance, a Class 4 felony, and three counts of shoplifting, with a value of $0-$500, all Class 2 misdemeanors.

As part of an earlier plea agreement, Klingenberger pleaded no contest to attempted possession of methamphetamine, a Class 1 misdemeanor, and attempted shoplifting with a value less than $500, a Class 3 misdemeanor.

The case involved the theft of items from three different York businesses in the South Lincoln region of York.

The York Police Department was dispatched upon reports from one of the businesses that they had been shoplifting. According to court documents, multiple stolen items were found in their backpacks and purse.

During a search of the purse, they also found crystal methamphetamine.

The values of the items stolen from each of the three businesses were determined to be: $203.87, $260.99 and $260.99.

After the plea agreement, he was facing a possible maximum sentence of one year in jail.

He was sentenced to two years of traditional probation.


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