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Greensburg man admits stealing wallet at Greengate Plaza

Rich Cholodofsky
| Monday, June 26, 2017, 5:12 p.m.

A Greensburg man pleaded guilty on Monday in Westmoreland County court to charges that he stole a wallet in a Hempfield shopping plaza last year.

Eddie Fairman, 31, will be sentenced later as part of a plea bargain he agreed to, admitting guilt to seven charges including theft, robbery and simple assault.

Fairman was arrested for the Oct. 17 incident at Greengate Plaza , where police said he and a woman took a wallet after a Good Samaritan found it in the parking lot. The wallet belonged to another person.

The man who initially found the wallet tried to take it back from Fairman after determining it didn't belong to him, and Fairman slightly injured and threatened him, police said.

Fairman was accused of using credit cards in the wallet to purchase $645 of merchandise, police said.

“He has a different version of events, but he is pleading guilty because it is in his best interest,” said defense attorney Tim Andrews.

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