Sentence suspended for theft of beer
Accused had criminal record but no new charges for several years
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.