CORNER BROOK The man who kept some grocery items, even though he knew they were stolen, was given a conditional discharge in provincial court in Corner Brook on Wednesday.
Clifton Duffney, 58, of Stephenville was arrested on Aug. 4 after the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary received a report of a theft from Colemans at the Gardens on O’Connell Drive.
A police report at the time said that based on information provided by witnesses the RNC conducted a traffic stop on the Trans-Canada Highway about 20 minutes after the 12:26 p.m. theft report was received.
Duffney was arrested and charged with possession of property obtained by crime.
Duffney pleaded guilty to the charge on Tuesday and told a provincial court judge that at first he didn’t know the items were stolen, but admitted he decided to keep them after he found out that they were. During Wednesday’s sentencing hearing he also ordered to serve nine months probation and to pay a surcharge of $50.