Misuse of credit card at Slave Lake store lands man in hot water

H.P. court docket
Sept. 18, 2017
Judge D.R. Shynkar

A 33-year-old man was fined more than $2,000 and sentenced to two weeks in jail after pleading guilty to various charges in High Prairie provincial court Sept. 18.
Christopher Cunning- ham was sentenced to 14 days in custody for use of stolen property after using a credit card without permission.
Court heard he used his mother’s credit card to purchase about $400 worth of clothing and footwear at Maga’s Clothing Store in Slave Lake on March 11, said Andre Arseneau, Crown prosecutor.
He was also fined $800, plus a $240 victim fine surcharge, for possession of stolen property, and $300, plus a $90 surcharge, each for breach of conditions and possession of a controlled substance.
Court heard Cunning- ham was in possession of methamphetamines and a stolen car stereo when he was stopped by police on Jan. 23 in Slave Lake, said Arseneau.
He was on conditions to abstain from controlled substances and alcohol.
Cunningham appeared on CCTV from Peace River Correctional Centre where he is serving time on other charges.
Duty counsel Harry Jong said Cunningham has made plans to take a 28-day treatment for drugs in Grande Prairie.


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