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By: Jordan Ross
Posted: 08/31/2018 9:00 AM
A former manager at Steinbach’s Superstore stood before a judge Thursday and admitted to stealing more than $12,000 in merchandise over a 10-month period.
Crown prosecutors ordered a pre-sentence report and are expected to seek incarceration for Joseph Thomas Papai, 48, who pleaded guilty to one count of theft over $5,000.
Judge Julie Frederickson was told Papai stole $9,700 worth of high-priced electronics from the store, then returned the items and credited himself.
He also stole outright $2,600 worth of smaller items between Aug. 26, 2016 and June 26, 2017.
A sentencing hearing is scheduled in Steinbach provincial court Dec. 20.
An increase in the theft of vehicles, quads and ATV, as well as thefts from inside vehicles has been highlighted by Steinbach RCMP, who have turned to the public for support in preventing the crimes.
Police shared several tips in a ...
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