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Richard Louis Wilhemly found guilty following a two day trial
February 13, 2008

Press Release For Immediate Release February 13, 2008

(HAMILTON, OH) Richard Louis Wilhemly, a 50 year old Hamilton man, was found guilty of Complicity of Theft and Complicity to Possession of Criminal tools, felonies of the fifth degree, by a Butler County jury on Tuesday, following a two day trial in Judge Nastoff's courtroom.

The convictions stem from the Wilhemly’s participation in helping Timothy Collins steal various household goods, tools, car parts, antiques etc. from a Ross Township residence. On June 21, 2007 Sheriff Det. Mike Farthing following up on the Breaking & Entering reported a week earlier, caught the defendant and his co-defendant, Timothy Collins, red handed on the property loading up the loot taken from the house, garage and barn. The defendant testified that he was only there to help Collins do "scraping" and didn't know that Collins did not have permission to be on the property or that he was helping him to steal.

Wilhelmy, who remains in custody, will face up to two years in prison when he is sentenced by Judge Nastoff on March 14, 2008.

Co-defendant Timothy Collins previously pled guilty to Breaking & Entering and Theft earlier this month and will also face up to two years in prison when he is sentenced by Judge Nastoff on April 11, 2008.

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