Man gets two years in prison in robbery

STEUBENVILLE – Damion J. Scaripanti, 36, of 203 Kingsdale Road was sentenced to two years in prison on Friday by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. in connection with March 27 robbery of the Huntington Bank in Richmond.

Sacripanti pleaded guilty to robbery and theft.

He was arrested after he walked into the bank and told the teller to give him money. After the teller just looked at him, he reached over the counter and grabbed cash. Sacripanti said he dropped some of the money, so he jumped over the counter, grabbed the cash and ran out of the bank. Sacripanti said he didn’t have a weapon or make a threat toward a teller. He said he left with about $1,100.

He apologized to the workers at the bank for putting them in fear. He said he was stealing the money because of a drug addiction.

Stephanie Mills-Carter, 36, of 3373 Wilson Ave. pleaded guilty to two counts of theft and one count of identity fraud in connection with stealing the identity of a family member and opening credit card accounts. She is accused of taking more than $12,000.

Mills-Carter, who also admitted to having a drug problem, is facing up to 12 and one-half years in prison.

Bruzzese ordered a presentence investigation at the request of defense attorney Stephen Lamatrice.