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PA Man Charged With 43-Cent 'Theft' Asks For Help Hiring Lawyer

Joseph Victor Sobolewski
Joseph Victor Sobolewski Photo Credit: Facebook- Joseph Sobolewski

A central Pennsylvania man allegedly misinterpreted a soda sale sign on Mountain Dew and is facing up to 7 years in prison, now he is asking the community for help hiring an attorney.

Joseph Victor Sobolewski, 38, of Duncannon, supposedly misinterpreted the sale sign at the Exxon located at 3298 Susquehanna Trail in Aug, as Daily Voice previously reported.

He saw the 20-ounce Mountain Dew sale sign reading:”2 for $3.”

He left a $2 bill on the counter and exited the store, but the soda was only $1.50 each when you purchase two bottles, otherwise a single bottle was $2.29.

Which means he may have accidentally short changed the store .29 cents plus tax for a total of $43.

He has been charged him with a felony for retail theft and was held in the Dauphin County Prison in lieu $50,000 in bail.

He wants to fight back but cannot afford an attorney so he started a GoFundMe campaign page.

He and his wife are experiencing homelessness and are taking odd jobs to make ends meet, but his wife is diabetic which adds to their difficulties, he states on the campaign page.

He has set a goal of $5,000 to help him hire a lawyer.

He is, "overwhelmed by the support he has received from so many of you all over the country."

If he is found guilty he could serve between two and a half to seven years in prison.

If you would like to donate you can do so here.

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