SUMMERSIDE – A 24-year-old St. John, N.B., man was sentenced to four months in jail after pleading guilty in provincial court, Monday, to charges of theft and attempted theft.
Jamie Culleton, along with other accomplices, entered the Atlantic SuperStore on Jan. 3 and made off with $300 worth of merchandise.
Culleton was identified on a videotape the following day as the individual leaving the store with a shopping cart filled with unpaid merchandise. The articles were not recovered.
On Jan. 4 two individuals were observed in the same store filling a shopping cart with merchandise. The two were joined by Culleton who attempted to leave the store with the shopping cart without going through the checkout. As he attempted to leave, he saw a store employee and abandoned the cart containing $1,289.51 worth of merchandise.
Later that same day two individuals were seen filling a shopping cart at Sobeys. Once again they were joined by Culleton, who attempted to leave the store with the shopping cart without paying. Store security gave chase and Culleton left the cart and ran out to the store parking lot.
Along with the four-month jail term, Culleton was placed on probation for 18 months and ordered to make restitution to the Atlantic SuperStore in the amount of $300.