Shoplifter sentenced

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Kentville Justice Centre

A 26-year-old man arrested in Kingston on Jan. 24 for shoplifting was sentenced in Kentville provincial court on Jan. 28.

Kings District RCMP responded to a call about a theft at the Atlantic Superstore in Kingston mid-afternoon on Jan. 24. According to police, a male shoplifter was confronted by store staff for shoplifting and fled.

RCMP identified the suspect near the store and the man ran, dropping meat products along the way, until caught by police.

In court on Jan. 28, David Ryan Bezanson, of Harmony, pleaded guilty to one count of   possession of a prohibited weapon without a licence from June. 4, 2012; one count of failing to attend court from Aug. 27, 2012; one count of theft under $5,000 from Atlantic Superstore, Kingston, from Jan. 24 and one count of theft under $5,000 from Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation, Kingston, on the same date.

Judge Claudine MacDonald fined Bezanson a total of $550 and ordered the forfeiture of the prohibited weapon. 

Organizations: RCMP, Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation

Geographic location: Kingston, Kentville

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