He got off light. Very light. I have had clients do much less and get a much worse sentence. Like the guy I represented on appeal who stole a $9 garden hose from a thrift store and ended up serving five years in prison.
If everyone involved in the case is happy, OK, but I still wouldn't trust Mr. Carter and don't respect him for what he did. Maybe he can rebuild the van and call it "Burnt Cherry" or "Mashed Cherry" or "Cherry Ripoff."