A 24-year-old Stratford man was sentenced Thursday in provincial court to serve four months in the provincial correctional centre after pleading guilty to multiple thefts and other charges.
Edward Joseph Phelan was sentenced to four consecutive jail terms of 30 days each for stealing food and other merchandise from Charlottetown area stores and for breaching a court order.
He received another 30 days in jail, to be served concurrently, on another charge.
Sentence was suspended on another theft charge.
Upon release from jail Phelan will spend 18 months on probation.
While on probation he is prohibited from entering any of the businesses where he committed the act of theft for periods ranging 12 and 18 months.
He must also pay $350 in victims of crime surcharges.
Phelan has an extensive criminal record with prior convictions for assault with a weapon, common assault, mischief, possession of stolen property, theft, being unlawfully at large, breach of probation and uttering counterfeit money.
Speaking to sentence Thursday Crown Counsel Cyndria Wedge said an extended period of custody was warranted.
Phelan has other matters pending before the court.
Those matters include charges related to a robbery and a home invasion in Stratford last weekend.