A man arrested for stealing a woman’s purse and swiping a donation box in Huntsville had to answer for himself in a Bracebridge courtroom recently.
Darryl Alexander, 42, recently pled guilty to theft stemming from incidents that occurred in September of 2022.
Court heard the OPP received a call from a Huntsville resident saying someone had broken into their vehicle and stolen their purse containing $200 in cash, as well as bank cards and $400 worth of merchandise. Shortly thereafter another person called police to say their vehicle had also been broken into and a debit card was stolen.
Alexander was captured on security video going through cars in the parking lot. He was also captured on security videos using the stolen cards to make purchases.
Alexander also pled guilty to stealing an unknown quantity of money from a donation box at a Tim Horton’s in Huntsville on Sept. 28.
“You can’t get a whole lot lower than stealing from a charity,” remarked Justice Michael Harpur in passing sentence.
Court heard Alexander has a lengthy criminal record and Harpur said this was likely his “last kick at the can.”
He was sentenced to 24 months of probation and a suspended sentence.
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