Vodka thief gets suspended sentence in P.E.I. court

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Charlottetown liquor store

Noel Joseph Carragher, 38, pleads guilty to taking $27 bottle from Charlottetown liquor store

A man who stole a $27 bottle of vodka from a Charlottetown liquor store was given a suspended sentence in provincial court Thursday.

Noel Joseph Carragher, 38, appeared before Judge John Douglas in Charlottetown where he pleaded guilty to the theft.

On Nov. 20, Carragher went to the liquor store on Queen Street where he took a 750 mL bottle of Smirnoff vodka, hid it and left without paying.

The vodka was worth $27 and wasn't recovered.

Crown attorney Lisa Goulden recommended a suspended sentence, saying Carragher dealt with other matters in December.

If the theft had been dealt with at that time, Carragher likely would have been given a concurrent sentence and not served any additional time, Goulden said.

Carragher will be on probation for nine months and must pay a $100 victim surcharge.

Douglas also ordered him to pay $27 in restitution.

Organizations: Smirnoff

Geographic location: Charlottetown, P.E.I., Queen Street

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  • townie2
    February 27, 2016 - 18:54

    perhaps if you had read the article closer you would see he followed the recommendation of the Crown prosecutor.......

  • Joe Doe
    February 27, 2016 - 14:13


  • Another One
    February 27, 2016 - 11:53

    Why are we wasting money on a court room for this has been Judge ????????

  • Dug
    February 27, 2016 - 10:19

    I'm sure the Guardian prints these drunk driving / thieving articles handled by good old J.D just to wined us up!!! These sentences just keep getting sillier.