Man jailed on cheque theft charges

Published on June 19, 2014

SUMMERSIDE – Cashing stolen cheques and two charges of shoplifting have netted a Borden-Carleton man 15 days in jail.


Christopher Melvin Duguay, 23, pleaded guilty in SUmmerside provoincial court, Thursday to stealing two cheques from his stepfather and cashing them, one for $200 and another for $100, at a local store.

A store surveillance video caught Duguay cashing the cheques.

Duguay also pleaded guilty to charges of shoplifting two ball caps from Source for Sports and a drill bit and a drill kit from Canadian Tire.

All of the items were recovered and resalable.

Judge Jeff Lantz sentenced Duguay to three days for stealing the cheques and seven days for cashing the stolen cheques. Duguay will also serve five days in jail for the two shoplifting charges.

Duguay must make restitution of $350 to the store where he cashed the cheques.

Lantz placed Duguay on 12 months probation and ordered him to pay $400 in victim fine surcharges.