Poppy donation thief gets 60 days
A 36-year-old Charlottetown man has been sentenced to 60 days in jail, to be served on weekends, for stealing a poppy can from a video rental store last November.
The can was estimated to have contained $20 to $30.
Richard Anthony Graves told the court he needed the money to support his girlfriend and their three children.
He's been convicted 12 times over the past 9 years for theft under $5,000.
Graves admitted to the crime and co-operated with police.
He said he's sorry for what he did.
Graves was also sentenced to one-year probation.
At the time of his arrest, Graves was already serving a weekend sentence for a previous conviction.
He has to pay the money back to the Royal Canadian Legion