Meat Cove accused to enter pleas
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.