PICTOU – A 23-year-old New Glasgow man will serve a year’s probation after pleading guilty to charges of fraud and theft.
Reginald Hugh Jamieson, who was expected to go to trial Tuesday on charges of robbery, fraud, theft and failing to appear in court, was instead sentenced Tuesday in Pictou Provincial Court. He entered the guilty pleas after the Crown withdrew a charge of robbery when the victim failed to show up to testify.
Crown Attorney Patrick Young said police were unable to serve the victim with a summons and the victim had indicated in the past that he was not interested in testifying since he was satisfied that Jamieson’s brother was already sentenced to jail time.
Jamieson and his brother, Ronald, were both charged with robbery following an incident in August 2013. Ronald was sentenced in December to five years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple robbery and theft charges.
Reginald’s guilty pleas for robbery and theft involved the theft of some cheques from the downtown New Glasgow business, Pool’n Around.
Young said Reginald and his brother Ronald had been doing some work inside the business and took the cheques that he later cashed at a local Sobeys store, totalling $1400.
Judge Del Atwood sentenced Reginald to four months for the robbery, theft and breach charges, which were served while he was in custody waiting for trial. He was also sentenced to one year’s probation and must make restitution to Sobeys.