Andrew Michael Jonke, 23, of Redwood City was sentenced to 11 years and eight months in prison Wednesday for robbing a former district attorney's home, stealing his wallet and then using his credit card to make several fraudulent purchases.
According to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office, on Feb. 20, 2012, Jonke knocked on former district attorney Keith Sorenson's home and said his baseball had just landed in Sorenson's backyard, and asked if he could go retrieve it. Sorenson let him in.
The next day, Sorenson discovered his wallet was missing from inside his home.
Sorenson checked his accounts and discovered that five fraudulent purchases were made with his credit card, beginning almost immediately after he had let Jonke in his home.
Surveillance footage at the location of one of the fraudulent purchases showed Jonke using Sorenson's credit card.
After previously pleading guilty to charges of felony identity theft, felony residential burglary and felony possession of stolen property in September, Jonke appeared in court Wednesday for sentencing and told the judge he was "ready to change, and just needed a treatment program" to help him do so.
In court, Jonke admitted to having a prior five-year felony conviction for a similar crime.
However, the judge denied the motion to grant Jonke probation, and sentenced him to 11 years, eight months in prison, with credit for 370 days already served, as Jonke has been in custody on $2 million bail since being caught.
Jonke was also ordered to pay a $280 restitution fund fine, $120 for a court security fine, a $90 criminal conviction fine, restitution to Skylight Financial in the amount of $710.00, $53.41 to Sorenson, and to other victims he had previously stolen from, in amounts to be determined.
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