A Lewiston man was ordered to serve an initial 45 days in jail for stealing a home security camera in February 2015 from Wal-Mart in Augusta.

Andrew L. Michaud Jr., 51, was sentenced Wednesday to two years in jail, with all but the first 45 days suspended, and placed on probation for one year. The sentence follows conviction by a jury Aug. 18 after a one-day trial at the Capital Judicial Center.

Michaud was convicted of theft and violating condition of release stemming from the Feb. 15, 2015, theft at Wal-Mart.

Jurors saw a number of clips from surveillance cameras both inside and outside the store, including videos of Wal-Mart loss-prevention personnel following a man identified as Michaud leaving the store and then walking around the parking lot before getting into a vehicle and driving away.

Michaud was accused of leaving without paying for the camera.

He was ordered to pay $220 restitution for the camera and packaging that was damaged.

Michaud was ordered to begin serving the jail term on Sept. 12.

He was represented by attorney Adam Sherman. The prosecutor was Assistant District Attorney Alisa Ross.


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