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Former councilman from Sebeka also sentenced for theft

Randy Pickar, a former Sebeka city councilman, was sentenced to 45 days in jail for a theft charge on the heels of his kidnapping sentencing.

Pickar had already been convicted of a theft charge for taking scrap metal that belonged to the city of Sebeka and selling it, keeping the proceeds. But in March, investigators learned there was more theft than had come to light, and the money had been funneled through a woman who was an acquaintance of Pickar.

In addition to his 45 days in jail, Pickar was sentenced to a stayed prison term of 12 months and 1 day and was ordered to pay $690 in fines and $1,233.66 in restitution to the city of Sebeka. He will also be on probation for 10 years, the court ordered.

Pickar, 54, was recently sentenced on a kidnapping charge to 90 days in jail and 33 months stayed prison time.

Pickar was elected to the Sebeka City Council in November 2006 and took office in January 2007. After the theft charges involving city property arose, he submitted a written resignation to the council, which was accepted April 8, 2008.