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

Ryan Ross rross@theguardian.pe.ca
Published on February 27, 2016

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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.