Jameel Nafis Cooley, 20, an inmate at the Lycoming County Prison who formerly listed an address of 1543 Louisa St., was sentenced to 4 1/2 to 10 years in state prison Monday by Judge Nancy L. Butts.
Cooley, who has been jailed since late January 2011, was sentenced on a number of charges, including theft from a motor vehicle, possession with intent to deliver, conspiracy charges of access device fraud, theft by unlawful taking, forgery, burglary and receiving stolen property.
According to city police, Cooley, along with conspirators, stole credit cards from several victims and used them to purchase items including gift cards, cigarettes, a video game system and gasoline.
Police first had contact with Cooley when he was stopped driving a stolen car in the 1200 block of Park Avenue on Jan. 21, 2011.
A passenger in that car, Donavan Scott Peterson, had marijuana that he told police he was selling for money to get food. Peterson also admitted to police that he and Cooley broke into more than 10 cars in the Grampian Boulevard area.
Additional charges came to light against Cooley in October 2011, when police said he and Earl M. Taylor conspired to break into a Loyalsock Township home on Elwood Drive.
Police said the pair stole a laptop computer, purse, credit cards and camera from that home on May 16, 2011. They then went to Wal-Mart in Montoursville and attempted to purchase a $1,192 television with a stolen credit card, but were unsuccessful, according to police.
Police also said Cooley stole wallets from unlocked cars between May and June 2011 in South Williamsport, Montoursville, Old Lycoming Township and Lycoming and Loyalsock townships and racked up several thousands of dollars in fraudulent charges.