Sentence includes probation and fine
SYDNEY — A Sydney Mines man was issued fine and probation after pleading guilty to several offences including theft.
John Charles Ford, 41, of Church Street pleaded guilty to four counts of theft, two counts of breaching court orders and a single count of possession of cocaine. The offences occurred between February and June 2016 in Sydney River, North Sydney and Membertou.
Three of thefts involved retail outlets while one count involved personal property.
He was fined $500 on the drug offence and given a 18-month pro- bation on the remaining offences. He was also ordered to pay $667 in restitution to Canadian Tire. Ford continues to be on remand on other unrelated offences, including assault with a weapon, and is now scheduled to stand trial March 13.