Fine on Trust Theft – B&E Charge Withdrawn


CC: s.348(1)(a) – Break and Enter with Intent to Commit an Indictable Offence, s.334(b) – Theft


My client broke into the place where he used to work and stole approximately $1000 worth of materials. He was observed by several employees to do this in their presence. When police spoke to him, he denied even being there.


After the pre-trial conference, a deal was negotiated, whereby he would plead guilty to the theft only. Despite having a lengthy and related record, he received only a fine for the theft, and the Break and Enter charge was withdrawn.