Kings County man facing multiple fraud charges remanded in custody

Kirk Starratt
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Kentville Justice Centre

A Kings County man facing several charges, including fraud, using a stolen credit card, theft under $5,000 and possession of prescription pills, has been remanded until his next court appearance.

Abraham Habash, 30, was remanded in custody following a Feb. 13 appearance in Kentville provincial court. He pleaded guilty to one charge, defrauding Happy Harry’s of a value not exceeding $5,000. The charge stemmed from an incident in New Minas on June 17, 2013, and he will be sentenced March 12 on the charge.

Also on March 12, he will enter election and plea on the remaining charges. The defence has reserved the right to a show cause hearing at that time.

Habash is charged with 17 counts of defrauding businesses of values not exceeding $5,000, including one of identity fraud; 16 counts of using a stolen credit card, two counts of stealing property valued at less than $5,000 and one count of unlawfully possessing hydromorphone.

A news release from the RCMP issued on Feb. 7 says the Kings District General Investigation Section arrested a Kings County man, Habash, at about 11 a.m. on Feb. 6 near his residence in Avonport. Court records indicate Habash’s address is in Scott’s Bay, however.

The charges stem from incidents alleged to have occurred between June 17, 2013 and Feb. 6, 2014 in communities between Waterville and Avonport.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Kings, Kentville, Avonport New Minas

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