Shellenberger later pleaded guilty to theft in Common Pleas Court.
Shellenberger told Judge Stacy Wall at sentencing on March 23 that he wanted to apologize. He said he was going through a divorce and dealing with health issues at the time.
Wall said the situation doesn’t mean that “you can buy whatever you want from Amazon … It’s not like you’re buying drugs.”
Wall said he had no idea how the agreed-upon restitution amount would work out, given the theft caused serious financial loss.
Shellenberger is eligible for mandatory probation because he has no previous criminal record. He was also ordered to perform 40 hours of community service and undergo a mental health assessment and recommended treatment. If he violates the terms of probation, he can be sentenced to 14 months in prison.