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Powell River woman sentenced for 2021 petty crime

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A Powell River woman has been given a suspended sentence after a rash of break-ins and thefts in the area last year.

Powell River RCMP say Veronica Chesney was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to charges related to crimes between August and November 2021.

She will be on probation for a year and a half and has to perform 30 hours of community service.

Chesney also has to write apology letters to the victims.

Court records show, in a plea deal, Chesney pleaded not guilty to break and enter and instead entered a guilty plea to a lesser offence of theft.

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She was also found guilty of possession of stolen property and failing to comply with her probation.

Police say homes and businesses in Cranberry, Kokanee Place and on Manson Avenue had been targeted for various items including a cell phone a Fitbit and a licence plate

In one instance, Chesney was caught on camera, dressed all in black, making a getaway from a home with a basket of canned food from an outdoor pantry.

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