A man has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for stealing a charity donation bin at a Leavenworth store.

A man has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for stealing a charity donation bin at a Leavenworth store.

Michael Sterbach, 50, Baldwin, was sentenced Friday in Leavenworth County District Court for one count of theft.

The crime took place Oct. 29, 2013, at the Wal-Mart store in Leavenworth.

Sterbach reportedly placed a donation bin for the Children's Miracle Network into a cart and pushed it to his truck, which was parked outside the store, according to County Attorney Todd Thompson.

Sterbach admitted to committing similar thefts in three other communities in the Kansas City area. Sterbach claimed drug addiction was the reason he committed the theft, according to Thompson.

The judge ordered Sterbach to pay $100 in restitution to Children's Miracle Network for the donation money that was taken.

"The delay in the sentencing was due to all of his other pending cases," Thompson said in a news release. "Every day we see the awful effects drugs have on people. This is a particularly sad case when takes from others in need."