A 24-year-old homeless man who repaid the kindness of a good Samaritan who provided a night’s lodgings for him at the Delta Prince Edward by stealing a hotel TV is headed for jail.
Kelson Wade Jamieson was sentenced Tuesday in provincial court to serve upwards of six months in jail for a series of charges that included multiple thefts, breach of probation and failure to attend court.
Chief Judge John Douglas sentenced Jamieson to 45 days in jail for stealing the television from the Delta hotel.
He sentenced the accused to 30 days for stealing an ornamental fern from Critters pet store.
Stealing a suitcase from the Bentley store at the Charlottetown Mall added another 30-day sentence.
Jamieson was sentenced to another 45 days in jail for stealing the $200 cash float from another business.
Breaching probation by failing to report to a probation officer added 30 days.
Failing to attend court added another 15 days.
Sentence was suspended on another charge due to time spent in custody on remand.
Upon his release from custody, Jamieson will be on probation.
The court was told Jamieson has had difficulty addressing his addictions.
At the time he stole the flat-screen television from the Delta Prince Edward, he said he was drunk.
The good Samaritan who paid for Jamieson’s lodgings got stuck with a bill for the TV.
Jamieson has a lengthy criminal record with multiple prior convictions for theft as well as possession of stolen property.