Sen­tence sus­pended for theft of beer

Ac­cused had crim­i­nal record but no new charges for sev­eral years

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE PROVINCE -

Sen­tence has been sus­pended in the case of a 46-year-old Char­lot­te­town woman who stole a 15-pack of beer from the P.E.I. Liquor Con­trol Com­mis­sion out­let at Oak Tree Place.

Deb­o­rah Irene Camp­bell was placed on pro­ba­tion for nine months.

While on pro­ba­tion she must un­dergo as­sess­ment, coun­selling and treat­ment, if re­quired, for any un­der­ly­ing is­sue that may have con­trib­uted to the com­mis­sion of this of­fence.

Camp­bell must also pay resti­tu­tion of $27.50 to the com­mis­sion for the mer­chan­dise she stole.

Chief Pro­vin­cial Court Judge John Dou­glas or­dered Camp­bell to pay a $100 vic­tims of crime sur­charge and to per­form 15 hours of com­mu­nity ser­vice work.

The court was told that on the day in ques­tion Camp­bell picked up the beer and headed for the cashier. She placed the beer on the floor, paid for a small bot­tle of al­co­hol she picked up, then picked up the beer and headed for the door. When asked if she was go­ing to pay for the beer she lied and said she had al­ready paid for it.

Video sur­veil­lance con­firmed she did not pay for the beer.

The court was told that Camp­bell had a prior crim­i­nal record with mul­ti­ple con­vic­tions for theft but un­til this most re­cent theft had not been charged with any crimes for sev­eral years.

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