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Pamela Rose Oderkirk, 30, of 17 Copp Ave., Amherst, was given a suspended sentence of probation after pleading guilty to seven counts of fraud.
The 12-month probationary sentence comes with conditions, including restitution in the amount of $1,144 to be paid by Oct. 9, 2010.
She was also given a $50 victim fine surcharge for each count, all due Dec. 9, 2009.
The incidents occurred between April 1 and May 25, 2009, in Amherst.

Carde given conditional discharge, probation
Brandon Carde, 23, of 40 Kent Dr., Amherst, was given a conditional discharge following six months of probation after pleading guilty in September to one count of mischief or property damage.
The probationary sentence comes with conditions including a $100 donation to the United Way of Cumberland County, payable by April 8, 2010.
He was given a $50 victim fine surcharge, due the day of sentencing.
The incident occurred Aug. 16, 2009, in Amherst.

Francis to return for sentencing
Kyle Joseph Francis, 20, of 36 Micmac Rd., Springhill Junction, will return for sentencing in December after pleading guilty to a number of charges.
Francis entered a guilty plea to one count of failing to comply with a probation order, an incident allegedly to have occurred Aug. 15, 2009, in Springhill.
He also entered a guilty plea to one count each of failing to comply with a probation order and public exposure.
The incidents occurred Aug. 8, 2009, in Springhill.
Francis entered a guilty plea to a third count of failing to comply with a probation order.
The incident occurred between Dec. 3, 2008, and Oct. 22, 2009, in Springhill.
The Crown has requested an updated pre-sentence report.
Francis will return for the report and sentencing on Dec. 21, 2009, at 1:30 p.m.
His undertaking has been continued.

Slade fined more than $95,000
Wade Everett Slade, 53, of Burin Bay, NL, was fined a total of $95,157.24 after pleading guilty to a number of charges relating to illegal cigarettes.
Slade entered a guilty plea to one count of possession of unstamped tobacco.
He was given a fine of $18,791.97, or 180 consecutive days in custody.
He also pleaded guilty to one count each of possession of tobacco with unpaid taxes and possession of more than five cartons of cigarettes as a consumer.
He was given a $73,865.27 fine for the untaxed charge, or 180 consecutive days in custody, and $2,500, or 43 consecutive days, for the latter charge.
He has until Nov. 9, 2012, to pay the fines in total.
The incidents occurred Sept. 5, 2009, in Thompson Station.

Smith pleads guilty to breathalyser failure
Ward Carson Smith, 38, of 635 Mines Rd., Chignecto, was given a total fine of $1,150 after pleading guilty to one count of failing the breathalyser.
He was given a fine of $1,000 and $150 surcharge, or 16 days in custody, payable the same day as sentencing.
He was also given a 12-month driving prohibition and can apply for the ignition interlock device program after three months if he so chooses.
The incident occurred May 23, 2009, in Fenwick.

Hiesberger sentenced for access child porn, not distributing

In the Nov. 11 edition of The Record, it was incorrectly reported that Johannes Hiesberger entered a guilty plea to distributing child pornography.
Hiesberger, 38, of 2358 Western Ave., Parrsboro, entered his guilty plea to a charge of accessing child pornography.
He was sentenced to six months custody, followed by 18 months probation.
A forfeiture order for items seized was granted, as was a DNA order and an order to have Hiesberger placed on the sex offender information registration act list.
All other related charges were withdrawn following his sentence.

Organizations: United Way, Thompson Station

Geographic location: Amherst, Springhill, Kent Cumberland County Burin Bay Chignecto Fenwick Ave Parrsboro

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