A Norwalk man accused of committing a rash of burglaries and jewelry thefts in several Huron County townships and municipalities, as well as in Erie, Sandusky and Seneca counties, has been convicted of a felony.
Matthew D. Fortner, 25, of 28 Summit St., pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property with a value exceeding $7,500.
Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Daivia Kasper said Fortner pleaded guilty to the indictment.
Fortner was suspected in a series of burglaries in Huron County and surrounding counties.
Nearly 20 burglaries took place in several Huron County townships and municipalities, as well as in Erie, Sandusky and Seneca counties.
Authorities have said they found about 1,300 pieces of stolen jewelry in his home while using a warrant in February.
For his Huron County conviction, Fortner will be sentenced Nov. 29.
Fortner remains free on bond.