Dwyer asked: "Only $40?"
Prosecutors explained that insurance had paid for all the damage except for a $40 deductible.
Calvin C. Cox, 51, has served half of his nine-month sentence for the December theft. His lawyer has said Cox stole the plane because he was homeless and cold.
At sentencing in April, Dwyer authorized work release for Cox so he could earn money to pay restitution to the plane's owner, Mid Atlantic Soaring Associates Corp.