FROM:
Amy Cornell, Public Information Officer
  CONTACT PERSON:
Cherie Bourlard, Deputy District Attorney
(408) 792-2519   For release on July 7, 2008   MAN WHO BURGLARIZED SENIOR CITIZENS’ HOMES WHILE POSING AS A WATER COMPANY EMPLOYEE IS SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON   A Santa Clara County judge sentenced 40-year old David Milano to ten years in state prison last week. In addition, Milano has been ordered to pay thousands of dollars in restitution to his victims. In December, Milano was convicted of Residential Burglary, False Imprisonment of an Elder, False Personation, and Resisting Arrest.   During the burglaries, Milano and his associates posed as water company employees to gain entry into the homes of senior citizens.  After representing to seniors that there was a problem with a broken water pipe down the street, Milano escorted the victims to their backyards to run water from their garden hoses. During this time, Milano’s associates entered the residences, rummaged through them, and stole valuables. After Milano and his associates left, the elders would discover that their homes were burglarized.   The District Attorney’s Office warns residents to be careful not to allow anyone representing a company to access their residence unless they have a scheduled visit from that company. If residents suspect that someone is posing as a water company or other employee to gain entrance into their home, they should call police immediately.   ###

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