November 23, 2016

Man found guilty of multiple thefts at Delaware Water Gap

SCRANTON - A Northampton County man pleaded guilty recently to charges of conspiring to commit theft on federal land, and to aggravated identity theft.

Lewis Davenport, 39, Davenport and other individuals broke into unoccupied automobiles located in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.  Davenport admitted that he and his conspirators stole electronics, cellular phones, credit cards and other items from the automobiles, and used the stolen credit cards at various retail businesses in Bartonsville and in Easton, Pennsylvania.

The investigation was conducted by the National Park Service Rangers. 

The maximum combined penalties under federal law for Davenport’s charges are up to seven years of imprisonment, including a two-year consecutive mandatory term of imprisonment for the aggravated identity theft charge.

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