A guilty verdict has been returned at the end of a seven-and-a-half day trial in connection with a case involving a fire at an Enderby business.
A 12-member jury found Donald Jeffrey Thomas guilty of one count of theft over $5,000 in Vernon Supreme Court in connection with an incident that resulted in extensive smoke and water damage in a fire at the Super Save Gas Station on Highway 97A on Nov. 19, 2012.
Stay of proceedings were entered on charges of arson and fraud over $5,000 against Thomas, 46.
The fire started in a back room of the gas station, owned by the Splatsin nation, and has since been completely rebuilt.
A date for Thomas’ sentencing will be fixed on Dec. 17.