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P.E.I. man who stole $820 iPhone gets jail time


A P.E.I. man who stole an iPhone worth more than $800 from Walmart was sentenced recently to 30 days in jail.

Jonathan Joseph Trainor, 25, appeared before Chief Judge Nancy Orr in provincial court in Charlottetown where he pleaded guilty to the theft.

Crown attorney Nathan Beck told the court that on June 23 at around 1:50 p.m., Trainor was caught on video stealing an iPhone XR from Walmart valued at $820.

Defence lawyer Justin Milne said Trainor, who has a lengthy criminal record, wants to turn his life around and was concerned that if he didn’t get out of jail soon, he would lose his home.

Milne told the court Trainor said he made a mistake and wished he could take it back.

Along with the jail time, Orr ordered Trainor to pay $820 in restitution for the stolen phone. 

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