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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.

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

 

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