21 months in prison for an unrepentant thief

“With you, it is no longer a risk of recidivism, but a certainty”.

Judge Claire Desgens of the Court of Quebec did not make lace by imposing an umpteenth sentence of detention for shoplifting to Jacques Langlais.

Langlais was convicted on Thursday at the Courthouse in Sherbrooke, serving a sentence of 21 months in prison.

Langlais acknowledged major robberies at the Jean-Coutu pharmacy on Queen Street in the borough of Lennoxville and at the Canadian Tire store on Plateau Saint-Joseph.

On May 15, he had stolen over $ 1,900 worth of cosmetics while on May 8 he had stolen various tools for an amount also close to $ 1,900.

“I am disappointed that the tools you acquired in therapy did not allow you to resist committing these thefts … The products you stole are luxury goods that had been ordered by others, “Desgens said, pointing out that the objective gravity of the crimes was very high.

Langlais was forbidden to report to the Canadian Tire during the flight.

The multidisciplinary thief had just completed a six-month therapy when he committed new thefts.

“I trusted you by releasing you to follow this therapy despite your history of theft and breach of commitments. I believed in your ability to take charge of you until May last, “said the judge in Langlais.

Jacques Langlais has accumulated convictions for theft since 1986. His criminal record consists of 127 pages.

In the sentence imposed, Desgens J. took into account the two robberies committed to the Econosports and Atmosphere businesses in September 2016.

On expiry of the prison sentence, Jacques Langlais will be subject to the conditions of a probation of three years, of which two years will be followed.

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