Kings County man facing dozens of fraud charges pleads guilty to firearm offences

Kirk Starratt
Published on June 18, 2014
Kentville Justice Centre

A South Scott’s Bay resident has been sentenced to time deemed served for two firearm offences but still faces dozens of counts of fraud and other charges.

Abraham Habash, 30, changed his pleas to guilty June 17 on a charge of possessing a firearm without a license and to the lesser, included offence of transferring a firearm without authority. Habash was sentenced to one day deemed served by his appearance in court on each charge. Fifteen additional charges of unlawfully possessing and unlawfully transferring firearms were dismissed.

Habash pleaded guilty in February to a charge of defrauding Happy Harry’s in New Minas of a value not exceeding $5,000 on June 17, 2013. This matter has been adjourned to June 23.

Habash is facing an additional 59 counts of fraud and fraudulent use of credit cards involving amounts less than $5,000. He’s also charged with possessing hydromorphone and two counts of stealing property valued at less than $5,000. These matters have been adjourned to June 23 for election and plea.

Seven of the fraud charges stem from incidents alleged to have occurred in Ontario in 2013. The remaining charges stem from incidents alleged to have occurred in communities across Kings County in 2013 and 2014.