An Akron handyman was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison for stealing money from two customers, both in their 90s.
Prosecutors say Daniel Roy Spiegel, 41, was a neighborhood handyman who performed work at the homes of the victims, a 97-year-old man and a 92-year-old woman.
In February, police said, Spiegel went to the woman’s home, confronted her over money he said he was owed and forced his way inside her home and took money from her wallet.
He later was linked through DNA to a burglary at the man’s home where Spiegel had worked. Police said the home was broken into in August and the man’s wallet was taken.
DNA was picked up from the victim’s jacket and linked to Spiegel, prosecutors said.
Spiegel pleaded guilty to two counts each of aggravated burglary and robbery. He was sentenced in Summit County Common Pleas Court by Judge Amy Corrigall Jones.