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No jail for couple who sold stolen toys via Facebook
A Richmond provincial court judge has handed suspended sentences and a lengthy probation period to a local couple who pled guilty to selling stolen toys via Facebook.
Alyssa Susan John, 35, received a 30-month term of probation and was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of $50, after pleading guilty to four counts of theft under $5,000. Four other counts were stayed.
Darren Patrick John, 35, received a two-year probation term and a suspended sentence for three counts of theft under $5,000 and was also ordered to pay a $50 victim surcharge. Two other counts he was facing, were stayed.
A Richmond RCMP investigation last year included a search of the couple’s home, on the 4700 block of Steveston Highway, where police discovered a “truckload” of stolen merchandise.
The stolen toys were sold through a Steveston-based Facebook group, according to multiple sources.
Alyssa and Darren both pled guilty.
Most of the stolen items seized by police were children’s Lego toy sets.