nusual thief at ourthouse
isibly nervous, a 0 year-old Magog woman was before Judge H lène Fabi during the Crown Prosecutors’ slowdown to get it over with, concerning a theft of wool. Last summer, she went to almart where she stole a number of balls of wool. She was caught as she was coming out of the store. Standing in front of Judge Fabi, she asked to plead guilty right away, but because of the situation with the prosecutors, Judge Fabi wanted to postpone her plea to a later date. In tears, the woman insisted until the Judge accepted her plea but fixed her sentence to a later date in front of Judge Danielle C t .
Before pronouncing the sentence last week, Judge C t asked the lady if she had something to say to the court. The accused opened up. She explained, with deep emotion, why she stole the wool Her main hobby is knitting, she knits small coloured kits for babies and then gives them away to needy young mothers. Having heard these comments, Judge C t immediately granted the woman an absolute discharge, with no criminal record. The woman then ran to the back of the court room and picked up a small box that she was asked, for security purposes, to leave there when she came in. She came back in front of Judge C t , opened the box and showed her an example of the little baby outfits that she knits. She promised the Court that, never again, would she steal wool to fulfill her good deeds. For humanitarian reasons, we are not publishing the woman’s identity.