Inmate kept phone in fake leg for a year

April 2, 2013 at 4:07 PM

UNIONTOWN, Pa., April 2 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania prison inmate who admitted to having a cellphone told the judge he kept the object hidden in his prosthetic leg for a year.

Christopher Glen Greer, 28, who pleaded guilty to a disorderly conduct charge Monday in Judge John Wagner Jr.'s courtroom, told the judge he smuggled the phone and charger into the Fayette County Prison in the pocket of his cargo pants and kept the objects concealed in his prosthetic leg for a year, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported Tuesday.

Greer said the objects were discovered after he was transferred to a state prison and a search of his cell was conducted Feb. 23, 2012.

Fayette Warden Brian Miller said he does not believe Greer would have been able to sneak the phone into the prison in a pants pocket and he suspects someone else brought the phone and charger to him somehow.

"We believe that the phone was brought in to him somehow, either through visiting or something like that," Miller said. "We never found out because he won't talk, so there's really no way to tell."

Greer, who pleaded guilty to avoid a more serious charge of contraband, was sentenced to pay a fine and costs.

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