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Tyrone Thomas (PHOTO: Capitol Police)

Tyrone Thomas (PHOTO: Capitol Police)

Tyrone Thomas (PHOTO: Capitol Police)

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – A man who stole four iPads from the offices of Virginia lawmakers avoided going to prison after he pleaded guilty to the crime.

A judge suspended Tyrone Thomas‘ a five-year prison sentence and ordered him to pay $650. All the iPads, stolen in March 2012, were recovered. Investigators said Thomas worked for a cleaning company that serviced the Capitol.

Last June, police arrested Thomas after they searched homes on Terminal Avenue and Garland Avenue.

Thomas was charged with three felony counts of grand larceny.