FARMINGTON — A Bangor man pleaded guilty Wednesday to theft of $1,243 worth of merchandise from Renys on Broadway in Farmington last July.
"I am completely guilty," Bobbi Frappier, 32, told the court. He pleaded to theft by unauthorized taking, violation of release and probation violation.
Justice Micaela Murphy postponed sentencing pending approval of an agreement that calls for five years in prison and two years of probation.
Frappier has 15 prior theft convictions and six prior probation violations, according to information Murphy discussed in court.
Frappier was arrested by Farmington police after a Renys employee noticed a vehicle outside the store that matched a description of one that had been involved in theft of items from other Renys in northern Maine.
If the case had gone to trial, Assistant District Attorney James Andrews said the court would have heard testimony from a store employee that she held the door for Frappier to enter the business. Testimony would show that Frappier went to the section where Carhartt clothing was located and put armloads of it in a large garbage can, he said.
Farmington police officer Bridgette Gilbert would have testified that she responded to the store July 5 on a shoplifting complaint, and Frappier gave her a false first name of Tim and didn't have identification, Andrews said.
Gilbert would have testified she found the trash can full of clothes under a rack and his wallet on the floor, Andrews said. There were 17 pairs of Carhartt shorts, 16 pairs of pants, two MP3 players and two pairs of boots concealed in the container, Andrews said
Frappier said he had made mistakes in the past, but "I am not as big a burden to society" as Andrews said.