A McHenry man who pleaded guilty to stealing a family member’s car that he used to drive and sell stolen items has been sentenced to more than four years in prison.
Connor Freise, 27, of the 4900 block of Bode Avenue in McHenry, was indicted on charges of unlawful possession of a stolen motor vehicle, unlawful possession of a converted motor vehicle, burglary, possession of a credit or debit card of another and theft.
A criminal complaint alleged that Freise stole a tool chest, leaf blower and power washer from a family member’s residence earlier this year.
Freise then stole the female family member’s credit card and her car, the complaint said.
Prosecutors said he drove the stolen car to Chicago to pawn the stolen items and left the car in Chicago.
Freise entered into a negotiated plea agreement with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office on Thursday.
He pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle, a Class 2 felony, in exchange for all of his other charges being dismissed.
McHenry County Judge Robert Wilbrandt approved the plea deal and sentenced Freise to four years and six months in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
The case was investigated by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and prosecuted by Brian Miller of the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.