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No jail time for P.E.I. man who stole vinyl records

Inside a Provincial Court room in Charlottetown. - File
Inside a Provincial Court room in Charlottetown. - File - Contributed

A P.E.I. man who used a stolen credit card and sold about 200 records he stole from his roommate was recently given a suspended sentence

Tanner Edwin Earl Bell, 24, appeared before Judge John Douglas in provincial court in Charlottetown where he pleaded guilty to the theft of the records and using a stolen credit card.

The court heard that while the records’ owner was away Bell told him there was a break-in at their home, which wasn’t true.

When the owner returned home, he learned Bell had taken about 200 records and sold them.

The victim was able to locate most of the records Bell sold to Back Alley Music and to Most Wanted pawn shop.

Bell was also caught on video using a stolen Visa card that belonged to a different victim.

The court heard he had no prior criminal record before he committed those offences.

Before hearing his sentence, Bell told the court he was deeply apologetic and won’t do anything like it again.

“It’s a pretty atrocious act on my behalf,” Bell said.

Bell will be on probation for 15 months, which includes a condition that he pay restitution.

Ryan.ross@theguardian.pe.ca

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