Electronics thief jailed

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Electronics thief jailed

Kyle Ambrose McCarville, 26, gets about four months in jail for stealing laptop, other electronic equipment

A Charlottetown man who stole a laptop and other electronic equipment from two different stores was sentenced Monday to about four months in jail.

Kyle Ambrose McCarville, 26, appeared before Chief Judge Nancy Orr in provincial court in Charlottetown for sentencing on several charges, including the thefts.

McCarville was also charged with failing to attend court and two probation breaches.

The court heard that on Oct. 10, 2015, McCarville stole a laptop worth $499.99 from a Shoppers Drug Mart in Charlottetown.

McCarville was caught on video stealing the computer.

On Oct. 31, 2015, McCarville was caught on video again, this time at Walmart where he stole wireless speakers and a webcam.

Those items were worth $247.88.

Defence lawyer Yolande Murphy told the court McCarville has addictions issues and spent time in detox after his arrest.

McCarville has a prior record that is 35 pages long and he was on probation when he committed the thefts.

Before handing down a sentence, Orr said a quick calculation of McCarville's record found 29 prior convictions for theft.

Orr said until McCarville gets his addiction under control there is a need to protect society from him.

Along with a total of 121 days in jail to serve on all the charges, Orr ordered McCarville to pay restitution to the two stores.

McCarville must also pay $900 in victims of crime surcharges.

Organizations: Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart

Geographic location: Charlottetown

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  • anon
    March 02, 2016 - 10:43

    It's really sad to hear that Kyle is still struggling with his addiction. I used drugs with Kyle and remember the struggle to continually everyday be desperate for money to keep the sickness away. It is a horrible way to live. You don't want to be out stealing everyday but after battling an addiction you usually have burned all your friends and family and your no longer employable. I remember doing the hustle of finding ways and means to get more. I remember driving him home and seeing the shame he felt. Thankfully I was finally able to kick the habit four years ago and it's definitely still a struggle because all the wrongs I've done have come back to haunt me. My worst day now is heaven compared to my best days back then. Hang in there Kyle, it's never too late to start again and never give up trying.