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Kentville man to serve time for fraud

The Kentville law courts - File photo
The Kentville law courts - File photo

KENTVILLE – A Kentville man charged with multiple fraud-related offences in 2017 will serve some time in custody.

Robert James Johnstone, 35, appeared in Kentville provincial court for sentencing on three charges – credit card fraud under $5,000, possession of stolen property and breach of probation - Jan. 23.

Johnstone entered guilty pleas on the three charges that went to sentencing, and additional charges were dismissed. He originally faced 24 charges from incidents stemming back to July 2017, including seven counts each of fraud involving a credit card, possession of stolen property and breach of probation.

Johnstone was ordered to serve eight months of probation, spend 60 days in custody on an intermittent basis over the weekends until his time is served, settle $153.45 in restitution payments and pay $300 worth of victim fine surcharges.

Johnstone is scheduled to return to Kentville provincial court Feb. 17 for election and plea on a break and enter charge relating to an incident alleged to have occurred in North Kentville Sept. 6,2017.

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