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Janitor steals Nintendo games from backpack at UPEI: gets probation

P.E.I. Provincial Court sign in Charlottetown.
P.E.I. Provincial Court sign in Charlottetown. ©THE GUARDIAN

A 34-year-old P.E.I. man received nine months probation and 20 hours community service for being in possession of 23 stolen Nintendo 3DS games.

Kevin Charles Fagan appeared before judge John Douglas in provincial court in Charlottetown last month for plea and sentencing.

The court heard on Nov. 14, the complainant reported to a UPEI police service officer that his Nintendo 3DS XL and clear plastic case, containing 23 games, went missing from his backpack at the Wanda Wyatt dining hall.

He told the officer he went to the dining hall Nov. 11 and realized the following morning that he had left his backpack. He went back to the dining hall and found his backpack, but his operating system and games were missing.

Following the complaint, police went to Most Wanted in Charlottetown and determined that there were 17 games that had been sold from the collection of the complainant.

Fagan reportedly worked for the janitorial services that was in a contract with the Wanda Wyatt dining hall.

The court heard he told police several different stories, but admitted to selling the 17 games to Most Wanted in Charlottetown for $115 and the remaining six games to Most Wanted in Summerside for $75.

He had no prior criminal record.

Fagan said he is no longer employed by the janitorial services company.

Douglas suspended the passing of sentence, but did give Fagan nine months probation and 20 hours community service.

He is to make restitution to both Most Wanted locations, write a letter of apology, refrain from attending the UPEI campus during his probation and pay $100 to the victims of crime fund.

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