An ex-con who admitted involvement in a series of burglaries at local day spas, salons and beauty supply businesses was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison.
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As part of a plea agreement, Bryon Upham, 35, is expected to serve the first seven years of his sentence in local custody and the final three years in the community under the supervision of a probation officer.
Co-defendant Barron McNulty, 28, also pleaded guilty and received the same split sentence.
Upham's girlfriend, Cierra Correo, pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property and was sentenced to 210 days in jail.
The defendants were arrested in November in connection with a crime spree that targeted 27 businesses, mostly in Hillcrest, Mission Hills and San Carlos, between April and October last year.
Deputy District Attorney Elizabeth Furnari said Upham and McNulty snatched expensive hair and skin products from the businesses, and Correo tried to sell them on Amazon.com to unwitting customers.
Upham, who had served time before for drug convictions, pleaded guilty to four counts of receiving stolen property and single counts each of burglary, possession of methamphetamine and conspiracy to possess stolen property.
McNulty pleaded guilty to four counts each of burglary and forgery, as well as receiving stolen property and conspiracy to possess stolen property. The forgery counts had to do with stolen checks and using a credit card that didn't belong to him.
McNulty previously was imprisoned for burglary and identity theft, Furnari said.
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