Two more former city workers who pleaded guilty to stealing from homes they had been sent to clean were sentenced Friday. One of nine former employees of the Community Life Improvement Program is yet to be sentenced.
Anthony Scarcia and William Roldan both were sentenced by Common Pleas Judge Sandy L.V. Byrd to nine to 23 months in jail and five years probation.
In an e-mail to the Northeast Times, Assistant District Attorney Sharon Piper said the two must pay their shares of restitution and maintain jobs. They are both eligible for work-release, which means they leave jail for the durations of their work days but must report back each day. Both will surrender Friday, the same day former CLIP crew member Lamont Williams will be sentenced.
The three along with six other crew members and supervisors pleaded guilty to ransacking four Northeast homes — in Tacony, Torresdale, Somerton and Frankford — from mid-2006 to early ’08.
They stole money, appliances, jewelry, furniture, clothing and guns when they were supposed to be securing and cleaning the buildings. They terrorized some residents.
Earlier this month, the men and their lawyers agreed to pay their victims a total of more than $108,000. Piper asked Byrd to order the city to use the men’s city pensions to pay that restitution if the city seizes that money. The judge signed the order.
The other men — Rycharde Sicinski, Henry Turrentine, Algie Cuffee Jr., Algie Cuffee Sr., Wilfredo Cintron and Jermaine Adderly — got similar sentences that included short jail terms, probation and work release. The maximum sentence any received was three years. Eight will serve their time in city jails. Only Cintron is doing state time.
The men had pleaded guilty to theft, receiving stolen property, official oppression, perjury and criminal conspiracy. Adderly and Cuffee Jr. also pleaded guilty to weapons offenses. ••