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P.E.I. woman who stole Dutch oven jailed

A Kensington woman was sentenced for theft and failure to appear in court recently.
A Kensington woman was sentenced for theft and failure to appear in court recently. - 123RF Stock Photo
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

A Kensington woman who missed two court appearances and stole items that included a Dutch oven was sentenced recently to 52 days in jail.

Jennifer Elizabeth Perry, 32, appeared before Judge John Douglas in provincial court in Charlottetown where she pleaded guilty to one count of theft and two counts of failing to attend court.

Crown attorney Chad McQuaid told the court that on Jan. 16, Perry went to a Superstore in Charlottetown where she stole several items including a cooker, a Dutch oven and several pieces of clothing.

The court heard store security stopped Perry outside where she told them she had a receipt in her car.

McQuaid said Perry got in her car, threw a pair of leggings at the loss prevention officer and fled.

Perry later missed two court dates in June.

Defence lawyer Alex Dalton told the court Perry committed the thefts out of desperation to feed her drug addiction.

Perry is ashamed of her criminal record, Dalton said.

“She knows she can do better."

Douglas gave Perry credit of 16 days for time spent in custody since her arrest leaving her 36 days left to serve.

Along with the jail time, Perry will be on probation for one year and must pay $219.81 in restitution.


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