N. Idaho man headed to prison for lumber theft

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - A 33-year-old northern Idaho man must spend a year and a half in federal prison after he acknowledged participating in a scheme to ship stolen lumber across the border to neighboring Washington.

Trevor Mokry of Plummer was sentenced on Monday in U.S. District Court in Coeur d'Alene by Judge Edward J. Lodge.

Prosecutors say Mokry between 2007 and 2011 worked at Stimson Lumber Co. in Plummer where he aided and abetted the unlawful transportation of stolen wood to a business in Spokane.

Mokry is alleged to have entered into an unauthorized "mill direct" sales arrangement, where somebody picked up the lumber in a truck while Mokry pocketed the check _ all without Stimson's permission or knowledge.

In all, Mokry has admitted he was paid nearly $600,000 for the lumber.

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