Suspended sentence for purse theft
Wayne Joseph Mosher pleads guilty to June incident
A Savage Harbour man who stole a purse and used one of the credit cards that was in it was given a suspended sentence Monday in provincial court.
Wayne Joseph Mosher, 26, appeared before Chief Judge Nancy Orr in Charlottetown where he pleaded guilty to the theft.
The court heard that in June the victim called the police to report Mosher left her house with her purse, which had two credit cards in it.
When she called to cancel the cards, the victim learned one had already been used for $202.25.
An RCMP officer later pulled over a vehicle Mosher was in, but the money was never recovered.
Mosher told the court he uses drugs recreationally and was under the influence when he took the purse.
With the suspended sentence, Mosher will be on probation for 18 months.
In addition, he must pay $202.25 in restitution and Orr ordered him to perform 30 hours of community service or pay $10 per hour not performed.
Mosher must also pay a $100 victim surcharge.