Prosecutors in Virginia have sentenced one of five men responsible for burglarizing the home of a long-time collector. Travis Quade was sentenced last month to eight years in jail for his role in stealing sports cards and memorabilia belonging to Jeffery Myers of Chesapeake. Myers was one of several victims in a series of break-ins that took place in that area in 2011.
Quade is also being forced to pay over $120,000 in restitution but admits he doesn’t know where the vintage cards, many of them autographed, are right now.
He was caught in a sting operation.
Myers, who says he grew up in a broken home and has a strong emotional attachment to his collection, lost all but a small amount of it. The value of the items stolen was more than $70,000. He’s getting a check from his insurance company for the cards and other items that were taken, according to this story.