Court documents named Terry L. Sempf, 56 years of age, as being indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of conspiracy and interstate transportation of stolen goods.
According to the indictment, between June 2008 and May 2010, Sempf paid professional thieves to steal merchandise from various retail stores throughout Pennsylvania. The indictment further alleges that, after purchasing the stolen goods from the thieves, Sempf transported the items to the Rogers Community Auction in Rogers, Ohio, where he then resold the stolen items.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 15 years in prison, a fine of $500,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.