The manager of a Naperville jewelry store who pled guilty to stealing 15 solid-gold bars from the store’s Glen Ellyn location was sentenced to five years in prison on Monday, the Chicago Tribune reports.
According to the paper, Daniel Knaack, 52, of Glendale Heights, previously pleaded guilty to one count of felony theft between $100,000 and $500,000 for filching nine pounds of solid gold from Costello Jewelry in Glen Ellyn and pawning it while pretending to assist at the store.
The 15 bars of melted-down scrap gold were valued at $211,000, the Daily Herald reports.
Knaack was taken to jail in a wheelchair, the paper added; his attorney Paul DeLuca told the paper he has Parkinson’s, kidney disease and mental ailments. "Hopefully, the Illinois Department of Corrections will take care of him," DeLuca told the paper. "He's not in good shape."