Charlottetown woman sent to jail for stealing from her employer

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Scales of justice

A 21-year-old Charlottetown woman who stole close to $1,200 from a Needs convenience store while she was employed there was sentenced Tuesday in provincial court to 30 days in the provincial correctional centre.

Stephanie McKeough will serve her sentence on an intermittent basis on consecutive weekends.

Sentence was suspended on a second charge laid against McKeough for stealing items from Canadian Tire.

Upon completion of the custodial portion of her sentence she will be placed on probation for two years.

She must make restitution for the theft from the Needs store.

The charge against McKeough dates back some two years.

She was addicted to drugs at the time of theses thefts but has been drug free now for two years and has made other positive changes to her life.

Geographic location: Charlottetown

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  • Birt
    April 30, 2014 - 10:51

    Is there a trend that females convicted are going to jail while males convicted of stealing from their employers (not just the most recent case) serve their sentences in the community? Something missing from this story as to why the judge decided jail was required.

  • Birt
    April 30, 2014 - 10:49

    Is there a trend that females convicted are going to jail while males convicted of stealing from their employers (not just the most recent case) serve their sentences in the community? Something missing from this story as to why the judge decided jail was required.

  • Cornwallnewby
    April 30, 2014 - 09:42

    Where is the justice - just last week a male who defrauded over $200,000 gets house arrest and maintains his self-employment, really gets to keep on enjoying life, an no pay back of funds....we should change the ole saying to - Whats good for the Gander, ain't no good for the goose!!!!

  • Leonard Handrahan
    April 29, 2014 - 19:31

    A conditional discharge should have been handed down. She is an example of one can accomplish when changing ther life around. I don't agree with the punishment.

  • rob
    April 29, 2014 - 16:21

    not that i dont agree with time she was given.what gets me is, if you stole hundreds of thousands you get house arrest,and if you stole millions you get a medal and the province will still lend you money..pei your some whacky place!!!

  • Mallory
    April 29, 2014 - 15:09

    And Mike Duffy received no jail time...why?

  • CornwallNebwy
    April 29, 2014 - 14:02

    Where is the justice in our system, just last week a gentlemen was sentenced to house arrest so he maintain his business, pretty much his lifestyle after being found guilty of defrauding his employer over $200,000. Really.....Perhaps we need a new saying -- Whats good for the gander leaves the goose in the cold!!!