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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — A Charlottetown man who offered the court docket with false employment info in assist of a weekend sentence request has obtained jail time for the offence.
Craig Austin Maye, 45, appeared in provincial court docket in Charlottetown on June 30 for sentencing on the cost of fabricating proof with the intent to mislead and be utilized in a judicial continuing. He pleaded responsible to the cost on June 6.
In accordance with the details beforehand learn in court docket by Crown lawyer Lisa Goulden, on Feb. 9, Maye was sentenced by Chief Decide Jeff Lantz in provincial court docket. Maye requested an intermittent – or weekend – sentence and offered the court docket with a letter of employment saying that he labored for a corporation full-time. Primarily based on that letter, Lantz allowed Maye to serve his jail sentence on weekends. Nevertheless, after court docket, Charlottetown police turned suspicious and contacted the employer, who mentioned he hadn’t ready or signed or seen the letter earlier than.
The employer did say that Maye has labored and had the potential to work, for him sometimes, however not full-time.
At sentencing, Goulden beneficial 4 to 5 months in jail for the offence.
Defence lawyer Conor Mullin informed the court docket that Maye has discovered employment however is “in between” jobs and is now not homeless and residing in a tent. Maye can also be engaged on his addictions and psychological well being points.
Maye began utilizing alcohol at age 10 and later used opioids and intravenous medicine, mentioned Mullin. Maye additionally has a prolonged prior prison document, however prior to now two years, the offences have primarily concerned thefts and possession of stolen property. A few of these thefts concerned meals from grocery shops.
Decide Nancy Orr sentenced Maye to 4 months in jail for the offence. She denied Mullin’s request for an intermittent sentence.
Terrence McEachern is a justice reporter with SaltWire in Prince Edward Island. He will be reached by e-mail at [email protected] and will be adopted on Twitter @terry_mcn.