No jail time for stealing diamond ring
The judge’s decision must have had a nice ring to it for Derrick Joseph Leroy Alder.
Alder was handed a suspended sentence after pleading guilty to possessing a stolen diamond ring while on probation.
“I’m going to give you a break today, Mr. Alder,’’ Chief provincial court Judge Nancy Orr told the 28-year-old man in court Tuesday.
She noted Alder had been making an effort to clean up his act but was quick to add there was still plenty of room for improvement.
Orr said Alder fails to follow through on important initiatives, noting he has a habit of making appointments but failing to keep them.
“It is all about taking responsibility, Mr. Alder,’’ she said.
Alder was caught with the stolen ring, valued at about $4,000, on Stratford.
At the time, he told police he had found the ring on the ground and had given it to his girlfriend as an engagement ring.
He will be on probation for 18 months.
He was also ordered to complete 50 hours of community service work and to write a letter of apology to the victim. Nov. 30 in