Man charged with stealing Powerade gets chance to avoid a record

Ryan Ross
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Peter Mackey is going to get a second chance to avoid a criminal record.

Mackey was charged almost six years ago with stealing Powerade from a Charlottetown grocery store.

After recently pleading not guilty to the theft, Mackey then missed a court date earlier this month, leading to a new charge for failing to appear in court.

Mackey’s lawyer since asked the Crown to revisit the idea of dealing with the case through alternative measures.

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The Crown agreed and stayed the theft charge, leaving the failure to attend court charge to deal with.

In May 2010, Mackey was charged with the theft and had been going through alternative measures, which allows someone to avoid a criminal record if they follow certain conditions.

Mackey didn’t complete his community service or write an apology letter.

He said he didn’t steal the Powerade and blamed it on an overzealous security guard.

Mackey’s case will be back in court March 31.

Organizations: Powerade

Geographic location: Charlottetown

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  • david
    March 14, 2016 - 19:59

    Just find the guy guilty and move on. Let him seek a pardon or to clean his record in years to come. This guy has proven by his actions and constant blaming others that alternative measures won't work. They work only for people who actually know and admit their guilt. This is another guy who has a sense of entitlement.

  • "OH MY"
    March 14, 2016 - 14:59

    where has all the PNP money gone ..TSK>>TSK>>TSK

  • William Roberts
    March 14, 2016 - 10:57

    If it was $50,000,000 stolen from Bay Street brokerages there wouldn't be a thing said and business as usual.