Meat Cove ac­cused to en­ter pleas

Cape Breton Post - - Cape Breton -

SYD­NEY — Two ac­cused from north­ern Cape Bre­ton were told Mon­day that pleas to mul­ti­ple fraud and forgery charges are to be en­tered dur­ing their next court ap­pear­ance in June. Perry MacKin­non, 30, and Kait­lyn Fran­cis MacLel­lan, 24, both of Meat Cove Road, are fac­ing a com­bined to­tal of 37 frau­drelated of­fences al­leged to have been com­mit­ted be­tween Au­gust and Septem­ber 2016. Dur­ing a pro­vin­cial court ap­pear­ance Mon­day, de­fence lawyers for the ac­cused re­quested an­other ad­journ­ment that was granted by Judge Alan Bé­gin. How­ever, Bé­gin cau­tioned the ac­cused that this was to be the fi­nal ad­journ­ment be­fore the court would be ac­cept­ing pleas to the charges.

He said the charges have been be­fore the court for nearly eight months with no pleas en­tered. MacKin­non is charged with 24 counts of forgery, 20 counts of ut­ter­ing a forged doc­u­ment, three counts of fraud and three counts of break and en­ter. MacLel­lan is charged with 13 counts of forgery, 11 counts of ut­ter­ing a forged doc­u­ment, and a sin­gle count of break and en­ter. The charges in­volve stolen che­ques. Both are now to en­ter pleas June 8.

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