Teen pays for steal of a deal on tools

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What looked like a deal too good to be true on a set of tools ended up costing a local 19-year-old man a lot more.

A 19-year-old Charlottetown man found out the hard way Monday that some deals you really should take a pass on, no matter how good they sound up front.

Brandon Joseph Conohan purchased upwards of $1,500 worth of tools from another individual for $50.

The real owner of the tools later saw some of those tools in Conohan’s possession and informed Conohan they had been stolen from him.

Conohan returned them to him. But the owner called police.

Provincial Court Judge Nancy Orr offered the accused some sage advice to consider when making future purchases.

She told him he should consider purchasing things from places with a sign out front and a cash register inside and be wary of offers that sounded too good to be true.

“If it sounds too good to be true, you can’t afford it,” Orr said.

Conohan was fined $1,000.

Geographic location: Charlottetown

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