A 44-year-old Gardnerville Ranchos man who stole from his parents was sentenced Monday to a suspended six-year sentence in Nevada state prison, and ordered to serve 30 days in Douglas County Jail.
District Judge Michael Gibbons placed William J. Ledford Jr. on five years probation, and remarked that Ledford's parents permitted him to live with them despite the thefts.
"Except that your mother and father are here, there's a good chance you'd be going to prison right now. To victimize your family is really bad. Despite their help, you stab them in the back. Don't blow it," Gibbons said.