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Sydney Mines man sentenced on multiple thefts

SYDNEY — A Sydney Mines man was sentenced Wednesday to 16 months in a provincial jail after pleading guilty to 12 counts of theft.

David Angus Forrest, 32, was also ordered to submit a DNA sample to the national registry, he must perform 50 hours of community service, pay two $100 fines and complete a two-year probation period.

Forrest pleaded guilty to 12 counts of theft under $5,000 and five counts of failing to attend court. The offences occurred between May and October 2013.

Forrest pleaded guilty to stealing a long list of items including $364 worth of beef jerky, $100 worth of phone charges, $60 curtains, three shirts valued at $105, a 32-inch colour television valued at $220, four bottles of liquor valued at $200, a $200 hunting jacket and four coats valued at $700.

He was given credit for his remand time which reduced the sentence to 13 months and five weeks.

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