Pittsfield man gets 6 months for stealing money, credit cards

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PITTSFIELD -- A 33-year-old city man who pleaded guilty to stealing money from two locker rooms will be spending the next six months in jail for the crimes.

On Thursday in Central Berkshire District Court, Jeremy M. Mishk pleaded guilty to four felonies -- two counts each of breaking into a depository and larceny from a building -- as part of a plea agreement between his lawyer, Marc C. Vincelette Sr., and the Berkshire District Attorney's Office.

Judge Michael J. Ripps sentenced Mishk to concurrent six-month sentences at the Berkshire County Jail & House of Correction.

According to police and prosecutors, in December 2012 Mishk slipped into the employee's only area of the Rite-Aid pharmacy on North Street and stole a purse containing cash and other items worth about $300 from an employee's locker.

The next month, he did the same at the Berkshire West Athletic Club on Dan Fox Drive, this time making of with $45 in cash and several credit cards. The 50-year-old male victim was playing tennis at the time of the theft, according to a Pittsfield Police report. Mishk then charged nearly $500 at a local Price Chopper with the cards, police said.

Mishk is facing similar charges in Norwood. In that case he allegedly snuck into the employee's only section of a Norwood Rite-Aid, broke into several lockers and made off with various items. That case is still pending. The Norwood larcenies allegedly occurred between the two that were committed in Pittsfield.

According to police, Mishk has a lengthy record in New York that includes burglary, battery and fugitive from justice charges.

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