Published: Sep 01, 2014 3:52 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 01, 2014 3:54 PM EDT

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A burglar linked to dozens of break-ins has pled to 20 years in prison.

43-year-old Michael Spees was arrested in November 2012 and charged with 14 counts of burglary, 13 counts of grand theft, 6 counts of criminal mischief and false information to a pawnbroker.

Officials say after nearly two years of Spees fighting his charges in court, he has taken the plea to 20 years.

According to authorities, Spees targeted jewelry, and electronics, then sold the items on Craigslist or to pawn shops.