Escaped prisoner convicted on burglary charges

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An escaped convict faces up to 85 years in prison after being convicted on federal charges of running a multistate burglary ring after he broke out of prison.

Thirty-8-year-old Scott Hornick was convicted Monday in Philadelphia of running a gang that burglarized more than 150 businesses including camera stores, music stores and pharmacies from Massachusetts to South Carolina.

Prosecutors say Hornick and his gang would enter businesses after hours and load up stolen or rented vehicles with merchandise they'd bring to suburban Philadelphia to sell.

Hornick, who was once profiled on "America's Most Wanted," escaped from the Warren County Correctional Center in northern New Jersey on Aug. 6, 2001. He was arrested in July 2007 in Delaware.

Sentencing is scheduled for May 14.

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