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Clearfield man pleads guilty to theft by deception and forgery

CLEARFIELD – A 28-year-old man who allegedly sold a trailer he did not own has been sentenced to three to six years in state prison.

Matthew Kelley, currently an inmate of the Mercer County Prison, pleaded guilty to theft by deception and forgery charges in Clearfield County Court on Monday.

He must also pay his victim nearly $29,000 in restitution.

Kelley sold a trailer located on Willow Drive in Lawrence Township to the woman in January 2021; however, he did not own the trailer and did not have permission to sell or even enter the property.

The victim addressed the court Monday saying she worries about getting her money back since Kelley took everything she had.