ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque man accused in a string of shoplifting cases was sentenced to two years behind bars Monday. Investigators said Gabriel Quintana stole more than $15,000 dollars worth of items from Target stores in 2021.

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Quintana was originally facing 26 counts of shoplifting but pleaded guilty to 11 of them along with conspiracy and possession of a stolen vehicle. A judge sentenced Quintana to two years in custody. Quintana faced up to eight and a half years behind bars.